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How is a cricket ball tampered and what effect does tampering have on the ball?

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How is a cricket ball tampered and what effect does tampering have on the ball?
posted Apr 3 by Durga Prasad

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The ball may be polished without the use of an artificial substance, may be dried with a towel if it is wet, and have mud removed from it under supervision; all other actions which alter the condition of the ball are illegal. These are usually taken to include

  • Rubbing the ball on the ground
  • Scuffing with a fingernail or other sharp object
  • Tampering with the seam of the ball

What effect does tampering have on the ball?
- Applying smooth substances like vaseline (lip balm) or sweetened saliva to the smooth side of the ball
- Smooth side becomes Smoother - Creates more pressure difference between the smooth and rough sides.
- Scuff up the ball using cork, rub the ball on the pitch or use spikes on both to scuff up the ball
- A rough side gets rougher - Creates more pressure difference between the smooth and rough sides.
- Picking at the threads of the main seam or 'lifting' the quarter seam
- Picking at the seam makes the seam more prominent helping in conventional swing.
- Picking at the quarter swing helps reverse swing as the gap in the cover which will make the moisture go deeper and make that side heavier, thus facilitating reverse swing

answer Apr 4 by Ananya Saha
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