The International Cricket Council on Thursday said the graphite-reinforced bat, used by Australia captain Ricky Ponting, was illegal.

The ICC said the Marylebone Cricket Club had told it that the graphite-reinforced bat contravened one of its laws and “in the MCC’s view was illegal”.

Ricky Ponting with the Kookaburra bat.

The Australian bat manufacturer Kookaburra has agreed to the immediate voluntary withdrawal of its graphite reinforced bat from international cricket.

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Graphite-reinforced bat illegal: ICC


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