Established 1891

MCC rule bat illegal

Cricket law-makers the MCC have ruled that the bat used by Australia’s Ricky Ponting, and other cricketers sponsored by Kookaburra, is illegal. The bat has been withdrawn with immediate effect and will not be used in upcoming international matches.

The bat attracted interest because the length of the blade was supported by a backing strip of graphite. The MCC stated:

“Following a thorough review, MCC has concluded that these bats do not comply with law six.”