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The reason why England and Australia players are wearing a poppy on their jerseys

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The players of both England and Australia women cricket team, on Saturday, came out on the field wearing a poppy on their jerseys.

The official twitter handle of England cricket has shared the picture of England’s team jersey mentioning that the teams are wearing poppies on their shirts to mark Armistice Day.

Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11th November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. The date was declared a national holiday in many allied nations and coincides with Remembrance Day and Veterans Day, public holidays.

The red poppy which is worn by the players on their jerseys is an emblem of the day.

Meanwhile, in the ongoing day-night Test, Australia has sneaked out ahead of England’s first innings total of 280.

Star Aussie all-rounder Ellyse Perry has smashed her maiden international century at the North Sydney Oval, Sydney and is unbeaten on 167 at the stroke of dinner.

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