Russell’s dark bat Legally Prohibit by Cricket Australia


Andre Russell stopped people in their tracks when he utilized a dark bat as a part of Tuesday’s Enormous Bash Group opener, yet Cricket Australia (CA) has told the Sydney Thunder all-rounder he should discover elective gear.

Players are allowed to utilize hued bats in the BBL, subject to CA endorsement, yet Russell’s weapon of decision has been Legally Prohibit. Clarifying the choice, CA’s leader of the Huge Bash, Anthony Everard, said: The match authorities gave input to Cricket Australia that the bat utilized by Andre left dark stamps on the match ball.

Subsequently, we have chosen to pull back our endorsement for Andre to utilize the bat that was utilized the previous evening [Tuesday] as the shading arrangement utilized by the producer was staining the ball.

Ought to Andre, or whatever other BBL or WBBL [Women’s Enormous Bash League] player so far as that is concerned, wish to utilize a bat with an alternate shading answer for the one utilized the previous evening that doesn’t bring about the discoloration of the match ball, they will be allowed to do as such subject to Cricket Australia being fulfilled that the bat won’t bargain the uprightness of the amusement, which we think staining the match ball does.

Previous Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin was a piece of the Sydney Sixes side that beat the Thunder by nine wickets on Tuesday – and gave his view on Russell’s bat amid the diversion.

With that dark bat, the ball, on the off chance that you have a nearby take a gander at it, it has four dark checks on it,Haddin told the Channel Ten analysis group while handling. So on the off chance that he had of batted for at whatever time, it might have demonstrated hard to see.