The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked Sanspareils Greenlands (SG) to review the quality of its balls. The same company is making the ball which is being used in the Test series being played between India and England.
Indian captain Virat Kohli and senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had filed complaints regarding the quality of SG balls. After the first test, he said that he was angry about the quality of the balls.
SG Marketing Director Paras Anand said that BCCI has asked him to look into the matter. Anand said, ‘We have told them that we will test it. Since some players have also complained about the pitch, then we have to see the reaction of the ball even on such a pitch. He said that he would test the ball and try to improve it. Also check the strength and durability of the ball.
He said, ‘We will definitely make a ball that can last. We will try a material for sewing the ball that can survive on a hard and rough pitch and can withstand it.
Despite the complaint, some balls that came for the first test will also be used in the second test. The major reason for this is the short time between the two Test matches. The second Test match of the series will also be played in Chennai from Saturday.