Kookaburra withdraws graphite bat
February 16, 2006
Kookaburra's graphite bat
The ICC has announced that Kookaburra, the Australian bat manufacturer, have agreed to the immediate voluntary withdrawal of its graphite reinforced bat from international cricket.
The offer was made after the ICC informed Kookaburra that it had received an opinion from MCC, the guardian of the Laws of Cricket, that the bat contravened Law 6 and, in the MCC's view, was illegal.
With several players in the world - including Ricky Ponting, Justin Langer, Nathan Astle and Sanath Jayasuriya - currently or soon to participate in international cricket matches, Kookaburra has undertaken to re-supply all international cricketers with alternate bats as soon as possible and the ICC has accepted its assurances that this will be done with all possible speed.
Looks like Astle and Ponting wont be using their fav bats in the near future. Wonder what bats they use, i hope they all dont end up using beasts.