Why Bamboo Bats Are Causing A Stir In The World Of Cricket
The debate around cricket bat materials gained steam once again with a study published on May 9, 2021 by researchers from the University of Cambridge, entitled, ‘Replacing willow with bamboo in cricket bats’ (Study). It explored the use of bamboo as an alternative material for making a cricket bat as against the traditional use of willow.
This piece analyzes:
- The history of materials used to make bats and the regulation of the same,
- the legal framework regarding the material from which cricket bats can be made,
- why regulating the material of the bat is required,
- arguments for and against alternative materials for manufacturing bats, and
- comparison with equipment in other sports and recommendations resulting therefrom.
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