It has been revealed that Adam Gilchrist had a squash ball in his bottom hand to improve his grip. I wonder whether anyone would consider this to be cheating? Isn't it using an unauthorized object/device to aid in his grip?
Batting gloves are made to a specific standard. Bowlers, for example, are not allowed to have tape on their fingers (even if they are injured) since it would help them grip the ball. In an age where issues such as ball-tampering are big issues, I certainly think this needs some investigation. Using such aids during practice is one, but in an official match -- is another matter.
I know this topic is tangential to the purpose of this blog, and some might say I'm crazy for suggesting it's illegal. But, any thoughts?
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