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Southampton Test erased swing doubts, says ball-maker

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Strict health regulations that greeted international cricket on its return from a 117-day stoppage included a ban on saliva to shine the ball, even though players can still use sweat to polish it in order to generate swing.
File image of duke ball.(Reuters)
File image of duke ball.(Reuters)

Dukes can swing even without saliva because of quality, says owner

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 09:03 AM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned the use of saliva to shine the ball in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
The pink Dukes ball to be used in the 1st Day Night Test match during the nets session at Edgbaston, Birmingham(PA Images via Getty Images)
The pink Dukes ball to be used in the 1st Day Night Test match during the nets session at Edgbaston, Birmingham(PA Images via Getty Images)

Virat Kohli & Co are not idiots to ask for Dukes, says Indian-origin owner of ball manufacturer

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 03:28 PM IST
Kohli asked for Dukes to replace SG balls earlier this month, but Azharuddin dismissed criticism of the currently used SG balls on the ground that they helped India dominate on home grounds since the early 1990s.
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