The use of Bamboo Bats is illegal under the current MCC laws
A team of researchers from Cambridge University has created a bamboo bat. Discussions are going on about the bamboo bat made by them. The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), a cricket law-making body, has also raised questions about the use of the bamboo bat. The MCC said the use of bamboo bats is illegal under the current law.
After such an opinion of MCC, the bamboo bat is no longer available for use. However, the MCC applauded the alternative element of the bat. Only if the MCC bat law is changed or amended can the use of bamboo bats be allowed.
However, there is no such possibility. The MCC said the bamboo bat issue would be considered by the law sub-committee at its next meeting. The MCC said in a statement on Tuesday that the bamboo bat was against the current law of cricket for two reasons. The first reason is that bamboo is basically grass. The second reason is that a coating has been used on the bamboo bat. Due to which MCC is not allowing the use of this bat right now.
According to the Cricket Law Enforcement Agency, Section 5.3.2 of the Act requires bats to be made of wood only. Although the law has been amended to legalize bamboo bats, there are complications. Because this bamboo bat has been coated. Although it is not a problem to apply the coating at the junior level of cricket, it is prohibited at the senior level. Due to which the permission of this bat is being discussed.