BCCI to stick to SG balls for domestic tourneys
Kolkata, April 16 - The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) technical committee on Monday decided to stick with the SG ball for domestic tournaments while also saying that they have considered the recommendations made at the BCCI conclave for the captains and coaches recently which would now be sent before the general body for final approval.
"We have considered and made recommendations. I would not like to get into the nitty-gritty. But it's suffice to say that the effort has been to as far as possible and practicable indigenise the game of cricket in India," BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary told reporters after the hour-long meeting held at a plush hotel here.
"With time we have been going forward with using our own cricket products and as far as possible we will continue to do that. But there will be certain exceptions in certain tournaments until the time we are able to persuade and convince the ICC to accept our own manufactured balls, even for international games to be played in India which is not the case in shorter format," he added.
At the BCCI conclave held in March, most teams were happy with the use of the SG Test balls in the Ranji Trophy but a majority of them expressed reservations on the use of SG Glace for white-ball tournaments.