B. COLOURS AND DESIGN

LOGO

 

1.1 Please note that the display of the Pepsi IPL competition logo, team logos and player identification (names and numbers) are mandatory.

·         Pepsi IPL competition logo shall mean the logo for the league incorporating the league marks and the name and/or logo of the title sponsor.

·         Team logo shall mean the logo of the respective franchise.

 

 

1.2 Commercial logos may be placed in any of the position specified, but it is not mandatory to fill each position.

·         Commercial logo shall mean any logo excluding a Team logo, manufacturer’s logo and Pepsi IPL competition logo.

 

1.3 Manufacturer’s logos may be located on the playing shirt in any of the positions A, B, D, E, F or H and on the playing trousers in any of the positions, L or M. On the playing headwear it may be located on any of the positions, J or I. Please note that manufacturer’s logo on the playing kit, shall be treated as a sponsor’s logo.

·         Manufacturer’s logo shall mean a logo of the manufacturer of the item of equipment or clothing in question excluding, however:

a)         any logo which (notwithstanding some connection with a manufacturer) is also (either at the time of its adoption or subsequently) a logo of, confusingly similar to or which suggests a connection with any entity which is not a manufacturer; and

b)        any Betting logo provided, however, that IPL may (in its sole discretion) approve as a manufacturer’s logo, a logo of an entity which, although not already a manufacturer, is nevertheless a manufacturer of sports clothing and/or sports equipment other than clothing and equipment.

 

·         ‘Manufacturer’ in relation to any item of Clothing or Equipment, shall mean any entity carrying on the business of both:

a)         manufacturing or procuring the manufacture of the equipment or the clothing of the type in question; and

b)        supplying it from readily available stock for sale throughout outlets of several kinds to members of the public in India, with the aid of published price lists and catalogues, and with profit directly from the sale of such clothing or equipment as its main aim.

 

An entity not otherwise within this definition shall not qualify as a manufacturer by reason of its being associated in business with, or a company in the same group of companies as a manufacturer.

 

No entity shall qualify as a manufacturer of any item of clothing or equipment by virtue of its involvement in the manufacture of clothing or equipment of any other type. In particular (but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing), no entity shall qualify as a manufacturer of bats by reason of its manufacture of any other item of equipment or clothing.

 

An entity which as of October 2001 qualified as a ‘manufacturer’ under the 2011 edition of the ICC clothing and equipment regulations but which would not otherwise qualify as a manufacturer hereunder shall be deemed to continue to qualify as a manufacturer provided the logo of any such entity shall not thereby qualify as a manufacturer’s logo if it is a betting logo.

 

LOGO SIZE

 

2. A logo’s size shall be considered to be the area covered by one rectangle or two adjoining rectangles, where the axes of each rectangle are horizontal and vertical. The two rectangles must be stacked in such a way that they are neither separated nor overlapping. Please note that the smallest two rectangles which include all elements of the logo, is considered. IPL has the final right of approval on any logo’s sizing, and upon receipt of the kit samples reserve the right to request changes in size, if it not as per the guidelines. Should logos exceed the sizes set out below, IPL reserves the right to tape up part of the offending logo. Examples for a logo 64.5cm²or 10 square inches, is shown in one rectangle and two rectangle options (with and without a background). (See Diagram B).

Diagram B

 

SPACING

 

3. All logos should be placed with a minimum of 20mm of clear space, which contains no part of any logo, around their outer edges to ensure maximum legibility and aid recognition of all brands.

 

PLAYING SHIRTS, PLAYING SWEATERS, PLAYING HEADWEAR AND PLAYING TROUSERS

 

4. Playing clothing shall primarily include playing shirt/playing sweater/playing headwear and playing trouser. Each team is entitled to determine the design for its playing clothing, subject to the following restrictions and approval by BCCI.

4.1 The colours, logos and design of the playing shirts, playing sweaters, playing headwear and playing trousers shall be uniform to all members of the same team. An exception to this is that playing shirt sleeves may be cut to any length, as long as both sleeves are evenly trimmed and the edges are sewn and hemmed. Any deviation from the design for any of the playing strips/kits is subject to prior approval from BCCI.

 


Diagram C

4.2 Names and numbers of players must be positioned on the playing shirts and playing sweaters as indicated in Diagram C, and they must correctly reflect the identity of the player. Names and numbers will be provided as .EPS files in a variety of colours as shown in “letters and numbers”, but may be reproduced in applicable team colours to aid clothing production. They must be resized in scale (i.e. produced in the sizes given but their proportions should not be altered) and the name must be positioned so as to not cross over any seams on the shirt. A custom cut of alinea incise is used for the player names whilst a custom cut of franklin gothic is used for the numbers. Contained within the bottom section of each of the numbers is a “batsman icon”, which is the part of the Pepsi IPL competition logo featuring a batsman.

 

·         Number: 23cm -28cm in height from the .EPS files supplied (see Diagram C)

 

·         Name: 5cm in heights from the .EPS files supplied (see Diagram C)

 

If the design of the playing shirt is such that the name of the player does not show when the playing shirt is tucked into the playing trousers then the number can be resized with prior approval from BCCI.

 

4.3 A player’s playing shirt number may be any number from “ 1” to “999”.A player’s playing shirt number shall be unique within the squad. A team may elect one player per squad with no playing shirt number subject to approval from IPL.

 

4.4 Player names and numbers must be entirely visible when the playing shirt is tucked into the playing trousers. There must be ample space between all elements to provide maximum legibility in all media.

 

4.5 Names must be positioned below the number on the back of the playing shirt and be printed along the same path, to preserve the consistency of the IPL brand. Names must be written using the English alphabet supplied by IPL. Numbers must use Hindu Arabic numerals as shown here. The names and numbers must not contain any advertising elements or brand names. Family names /nick names shall be subject to BCCI approval.

 

4.6 The numbers and logos must be sewn on, fixed by heat transfer or sublimated and not affixed by velcro or any temporary means. In cases, such as sublimation, where it is not possible to reproduce the exact size of the logo, manufacturer’s must ensure that the level of variance is accounted for and all logos come within the size restrictions set out below.



4.7 Numbers of players must not be carried on the playing trousers.

 

4.8 It is permitted to place a strip featuring the colours of the Indian flag along the back of the playing shirt collar.

 

4.9 The Champions Emblem may only be worn by previous champions. The number of Champions Emblems used will signify the number of times the team has been crowned champions of IPL. The Emblem(s) should be placed above the team logo (above position C) on the playing shirt and must not exceed 9.5cm².

 

4.10 The Pepsi IPL competition logo must feature on the leading arm of the playing shirt in position G -the size being 64.5cm² (10 square inches).

 

DESIGN STRIP

 

5. A Design Strip is a strip, up to a maximum width of 8cm, containing a non-trademarked design.

       Playing and practice shirt -may have a design strip (not exceeding 8cm in width) down the outer seam of both the sleeves or down the outer seams of the shirt.

       Playing and practice sweater -the design strip on playing sweaters must mirror that on the playing shirt.

       Playing and practice trousers -may have a design strip (not exceeding 8cm in width) down the outer seam of both playing trouser legs. The design strip on the playing trousers may also contain the name of the franchise in text form.

       Tracksuit top - may have a design strip (not exceeding 8 cm in width) down the outer seam of both the sleeves or down the outer seams of the tracksuit top.

       Tracksuits trouser - may have a design strip (not exceeding 8 cms in width) down the outer seam of both tracksuit trouser legs.

       Playing and practice cap – a design strip is not permitted.

 

 Please note that the design strip, must not contain any commercial marks including a “Manufacturer’s strip”.

 

UNDERGARMENTS (WORN UNDER PLAYING SHIRT)

 

6. Shall be of the same colour as the predominant colour (the “base colour”) of the playing shirt or colour of the sleeve. Plain white undergarments may be worn provided they do not protrude from the sleeves. Skin coloured bandages worn to protect the elbows are permitted. No visible logos or visible adhesive tape, patch or any other material covering up the manufacturer’s logo shall be visible without the prior written consent of BCCI (which may be withheld in its absolute discretion).

 

SHOES AND BOOTS

 

7. Have no colour restrictions.

 

SOCKS

 

8. Shall be white, cream or light grey or the same colour as the base colour of the playing trousers.

 

PADS (BATTING AND WICKET-KEEPING)

 

9. Shall be the same colour as one of the colours of the playing clothing, save that the straps may be in the house colours of the manufacturer. The colour of the pads shall be uniform to all members of the same team. The colour of the pads must be properly maintained. Discoloured or faded pads will not be permitted. BCCI reserves the final right of approval on colour and design.

 

BATTING GLOVES

 

10. The protective areas of the glove shall be predominantly white or of the same colour as one of the colours of the playing shirt.

 

HEADBANDS AND WRISTLETS

 

11. Shall be plain coloured (other than white or any light colour which is likely to make the sighting of the white ball difficult. In this respect the decision of the umpire shall be final).

 

ARMGUARDS

 

12. Shall be plain white or of the same colour as one of the colours of the playing shirt. The straps may be in the house colours of the manufacturer.

 

HELMETS

 

13.  BCCI reserves the final right of approval on colour, type and design.

 

FACE PROTECTORS

 

14.  Shall be of one plain colour.

 

CAPS AND SUNHATS

 

15.1 The colours and design of caps and sunhats shall be uniform to all members of the same team save for those who wear the orange and purple caps. The holder of the orange or purple cap must wear the cap whilst fielding.

 

15.2 Franchises are permitted to have a player’s order of representation number on the non - leading side of the playing headwear. For example a player could be the 25th player to represent a franchise and would therefore be permitted to have “25” written on the playing headwear. The number must be written in the alinea font and its height must not exceed 2cm. This number may be different from the player number on the back of the playing shirt.

 

TURBANS AND BANDANAS

 

16. Shall be one plain colour (other than white or any light colour which is likely to make the sighting of the white ball difficult. In this respect the decision of the umpire shall be final). A bandana may only be worn as a cover to a turban or under a helmet.

 

DRYING TOWELS

 

17. Towels used on the field of play for the purpose of drying the ball or otherwise shall be plain coloured other than white or any light colour which is likely to make the sighting of the white ball difficult.

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