As per the CRICKET NEWS and the sources the bat that Russell was using during the Big Bash League was a multicolored one and it was leaving color marks on the ball and it was difficult to use the ball for a longer period of time.
Cricket Australia (CA) has announced that the use of the colored bat will be strictly prohibited from the 6th edition of BBL and it was being announced on Wednesday.
Andre Russell during the match between Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder on Tuesday came up with a bat that was painted black in color and he was on the pitch just for 7 balls after that he got out but during his stay on the crease he left a black mark on the ball that came directly from his bat, for this reason the Board was forced to take such decision.
As per the rules and regulations regulated by the Board a player can use a colored bat only after taking a prior permission by the board.
“The Match Officials provided feedback to Cricket Australia that the bat used by Andre left black marks on the match ball,” Anthony Everard, head of the Big Bash, said. “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.
“Should Andre, or any other BBL or WBBL player for that matter, wish to use a bat with a different colouring solution to the one used last night that doesn’t result in the discolouration of the match ball, they will be permitted to do so subject to Cricket Australia being satisfied that the bat won’t compromise the integrity of the game, which we believe discolouring the match ball does.”
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