The following are the common breakages that are caused to a bat
Given below are the various kinds of common breakages faced by bats:
- HANDLE BREAKS
Cause: General wear and tear or a possible manufacturing defect.
Solution: The bat may not be replaceable, however the handle can be replaced. Replacing the handle will not reduce performance or life of the bat.
- CRACK ACROSS THE BLADE
Cause: Weak or excessively dry willow.
Solution: Replaceable at MRF discretion depending on the general usage of the bat. Proof of purchase with date is necessary.
- SURFACE CRACK ON THE FACE OF THE BLADE
Cause: General wear and tear, use of hard cheap balls, and no proper knocking in.
Solution: NOT REPLACEABLE, the crack will not affect the performance of the bat. Repairable at the MRF discretion. Fitting of protective tape will reduce the damage.
- CRACKING ON THE EDGE OF THE BLADE
Cause: General wear and tear, mis-timed shots, and no proper knocking in.
Solution: NOT REPLACEABLE. Repairable at the MRF discretion. Quite visible cracks can be repaired. Such cracks will not affect the performance of the BAT. Use of fibre tape will prevent such damages.
- SURFACE CRACKING TO THE TOE OF THE BLADE
Cause: General wear and tear. Such damages are caused due hitting hard at the Yorker at the toe end of the bat.
Solution: NOT REPLACEABLE, Repairable at the MRF discretion.
- SHOULDER CRACK
Cause: Mis hit or ball hitting full on the shoulder area.
Solution: NOT REPLACEABLE, repairable at the MRF discretion.
- MOISTURE DAMAGE
Cause: Such type of damage occurs as a result of use in wet conditions. It generally leads to swelling of the toe area of the blade, which after drying may well split. Fitting a toe Guard will prevent such damage.
Solution: NOT REPLACEABLE, there is no manufacturing defect in this. The damage may be repairable at the MRF discretion.
- DAMAGES DUE TO USE OF POOR QUALITY CRICKET BALL OR BAD USAGE OF BAT
Use of Poor quality or hard cricket balls can cause damage to the blade of the bat.
It is highly recommended that only balls made by reputable manufacture be used.
Bad usage: Caused generally by hitting bat against any other hard surface other than the cricket ball.
Solution: Such damages are NOT REPLACEABLE, repairable at MRF discretion.