We made the seam black on advocate of Steve Smith, says Brett Elliot

Dean Jones with pink ball at Eden Garden Kolkata on June 16,2016. Express photo by Partha Paul.

Kookaburra changed the colour of the seam from green-white to black to make it greater visible on the endorse of Steve Smith, who led Australia to a ancient victory inner three days inside the only pink ball take a look at.
Kookaburra group MD Brett Elliot, who is here at the eve of India’s first ever day/night cricket fit, stated black seam would lend a massive increase to the visibility.
“we have changed the coloration of the seam for the reason that Adelaide test. After the Adelaide test, in which the ball had inexperienced and white seam, we spoke to (Australian captain) Steve Smith and he wanted a greater visible seam. So, we introduced the black seam,” Elliot stated.
“The visibility is large especially whilst it is played beneath lights. we’ve got designed the seam to offer help to
the spinners as nicely.”
With their eyes firmly set on hosting the proposed day/night time test in opposition to New Zealand, the Cricket association of Bengal 4-day high-quality League very last among Mohun Bagan and Bhowanipore club will be performed below lighting fixtures with crimson kookaburra ball from on Saturday.
The simplest red ball take a look at among Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval in November last yr had finished interior 3 days with seamers accounting for 29 wickets.
“For maximum gamers the visibility is better. best one participant concept the ball regarded bigger than everyday. gamers are generally conservative. earlier than the Adelaide take a look at, they have been not too excited however after that they stated it turned into exact.”
The Aussie further stated they may be developing crimson ball at their Meerut-primarily based centre to make it better proper to the
Indian situations.
in the spin-friendly subcontinent situations deterioration could be big issue but Elliot stated the it’s miles slower here in case of the red ball.