Find What Happen When Andre Russell Played With Black Bat
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We have seen many inventions in cricket. From DRS rule to stumps with lights, we have enjoyed every bit of this classic game. Remember when Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden played with Mongoose bat in IPL. Yes .Well the bat soon became the talk of the town as it was used.
The Mongoose bat comes with a long handle and a short, bottom-heavy blade, tailor made for the shortest format. Designed and manufactured by the British company Mongoose, this was one of the innovations that accompanied the inception of cricket’s shortest format, the T20.
And after this it looks like West Indies cricketer Andre Russell following the same. Actually Russell is currently playing in Big Bash League with an unusual black and pink color bat, but the bat soon got banned by cricket Australia after it left black marks on the match ball. And interestingly the bat didn’t helped Russell to score, as he was dismissed for 9 runs from 7 balls he faced.
Russell used the black bat on Tuesday as the Thunder lost to the Sydney Sixers. Cricket Australia said at the time that players could use a coloured bat subject to CA approval – provided it was either black or the same colour as the team’s uniform – and that Russell’s bat had been approved ahead of the BBL.
Complaints from the umpires and rivals in the game has led Cricket Australia to provisionally bar him from using the bat, which is trimmed with pink highlights, until the manufacturers can prevent it from leaving marks on the ball.
“The match officials provided feedback to Cricket Australia that the bat used by Andre left black marks on the match ball,” said head of the Big Bash League Anthony Everard.
“As a result, we have decided to withdraw our approval for Andre to use the bat that was used last night as the colour solution used by the manufacturer was discolouring the ball.”
Under BBL regulations, a player can use a coloured bat as long as it is same colour as their team’s primary kit colour, or black. Cricket Australia has the discretion to deny any approvals and the umpires can also request a player change the bat if they believe it is affecting the integrity of the match.
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