Tape Ball

A tape ball is a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape and is used in playing street cricket. This modification of the tennis ball gives it greater weight, speed and distance while still being easier to play with than the conventional cricket ball. The variation was pioneered in Pakistan and is greatly attributed to Pakistan's famous production of Fast bowlers as children are brought up playing the game using a tape ball in which various skills are developed. The increasing popularity of the tape ball in informal, local cricket has transformed the way games are played in cricket-loving nations such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. Such has been the impact of tape ball that in recent years some companies have introduced tennis balls designed to act like cricket balls. These balls are quite popular in the South Asia where tape ball cricket is one of the most popular forms of the sport.



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Tape Ball - See Also
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Tapeball
... A tape ball is a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape and is used in playing street cricket ... This modification of the tennis ball gives it greater weight, speed and distance while still being easier to play with than the conventional cricket ball ... bowlers as children are brought up playing the game using a tape ball in which various skills are developed ...

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