Cricket Australia can allow Andre Russell to use his black bat again if he can prove it will not leave marks on the white ball. Earlier the board had withdrawn support for the black bat used by West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell in the Big Bash T20 League for Sydney Thunder, stating the bat left marks on the white ball.
Big Bash League’s first match of the season was won by Sydney Sixers, who drubbed fellow city franchise Sydney Thunder. However the match will be remembered for the black and pink coloured bat used by West Indies all-rounder Andre Russel during his team’s innings on Tuesday.
Sydney Sixers wicket keeper Brad Haddin had alleged that the ball had four black marks after Russell came in to bat. The league has been familiar with experiments on the colour of bats as earlier Chris Gayle had used a golden bat manufactured by Spartan in the 2015 Big Bash League.