Players Feels Offended Of Using SG Balls In Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
By CricShots - Jan 11, 2018 10:29 am
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India players aren’t liking the use of SG balls in Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament

Recently, the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) has decided to use the white SG balls for the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 domestic tournament. While the BCCI stated that this an upgraded variety of the SG white ball, players are offended by this decision.

Earlier, in 2015, the BCCI initiated the use of the Kookaburra Turf ball (which is used in international matches) so that players can get a knowhow of the international scenario. However, now they have decided to go back to SG balls hasn’t gone down well with the players participating in the ongoing tournament.

As quoted in TOI, one of the participating players said, “I don’t know why they are using this ball. This doesn’t feel right at all. If the ODIs and T20Is at home are played with the Kookaburra Turf balls, it makes little sense to play with these balls in domestic T20.”

Explaining the difference between the two balls, the player said, “The seam is a lot more pronounced. The balls is taking a lot more turn and if the morning pitch has some assistance, it moves a lot more than usual.”

Meanwhile, a BCCI official spoke to TOI and said, “This is a newly upgraded variety of the SG white ball. It is being tested for the first time in this tournament.”

The main difference between the two balls is that the SG balls are handmade while the Kookaburra is machine-made.