Kashmiri willow bats to be used in upcoming T20 World Cup
The demand for Kashmiri bats has increased on international markets following the fact that two cricketers from Oman played with them in T20 World Cup last year.
Now, four players from UAE will use Kashmiri willow to play in this year’s T20 World Cup 2022 scheduled to take place in Australia beginning on the 16th of October.
The people who work in this business said they are pleased that more nations have begun using Kashmiri bats, and they are expecting more teams to buy the bats.
They stated that there are about 400 bat manufacturing facilities in the industrial area that extends from Sangam up to Awantipora in the southern part of Kashmir
Fawzul Kabir, a 29-year-old MBA student at the Islamic University of Science and Technology Awantipora is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at a university in Canada According to him, after many hours of work the players of Oman were willing to use their bats. The bats were made in the GR8 sports manufacturing facility in the Halmulla Sangam in Anantnag.
Kabir the owner of the business, explained that his father was the one who started the company in 1974. However, the demand for Kashmiri bats has increased in the international market in recent times.
“We have already sent consignment to around one dozen countries and many orders are also in the queue,” said the official added, adding the fact that it’s a brand new start for us and we’re hopeful that some of the most famous international players will use our bats.
“We are hopeful that Kashmiri bats will emerge as an alternative to English willow bats as we are the only ones who can produce these bats at a much less rate than what English willow costs,” said the man.
“Now, we are preparing bats here only and now our own manufacturing has reached the international stage as four players from UAE will play with our bat besides other items,” he added. “Now our aim is that prolific players like Virat Kohli, Babar Azam and others should play with our Kashmir-made bats.