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A cricket ball that has gone 'vegan', Covered in rubber instead of the traditional leather

A cricket ball that has gone vegan, Covered in rubber instead of the traditional leather

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Aug 2019 12:35 PM GMT

Going vegan or vegetarian is the new trendy thing in the world today and of course, it has all the more good benefits and advantages only. the fashion to get Vegan has gone so viral these days that not only food and tea, in fact, a cricket ball has also been designed which is claimed to be vegan and is free from any sort of non-vegetarian or animal element.

As per reports received from an English cricket club, it has started using a vegan ball which looks exactly the same as the traditionally used and most commonly found cricket ball but then there lies a big difference. As claimed by the cricket club, the ball used by them has been covered by a rubber coat instead of the traditional leather coat. As leather is derived from animals' skin, the effort is to go vegan by replacing the animal skin from the ball.

The England based cricket club, called the Earley Cricket Club in Reading, has even introduced began tea as well. As stated by the founder and chairman of the club, Gary Shacklady, he found that most of the teas served in the cricket clubs consist of ham sandwiches and being a vegan himself, such teas are of no use to him. He, therefore, introduced another form of tea that comes with a vegan snack and a vegan diet person can easily think of getting such a tea and avoid eating non-vegetarian. The vegan tea consisted of Moroccan tagine, lasagne and meat-free spaghetti Bolognese.

This is, however, not so easy to use a vegan cricket as it is not so comfortable and good to be used as the traditional ball. As stated by the founder and chairman, the ball bounces more and when it comes to making a grip with the ball, it fails and slips from the hand. He added, "But we’re enthused by it and we’re hopeful of finding a better version.”

The English cricket club, with only 12 years of experience in this industry, is also being run by the youngest cricket club chairman in England. the chairman now hopes that his ideologies and the exceptional move will also be followed by other clubs in the Berkshire Cricket League.

Speaking about his vegan tea, the founder said that the players of the club understand and support the reasoning behind the decision and has, therefore, accepted the vegan tea. he also added that the players of other clubs who come to play in the club are often seen piling their plates with the vegan options in snacks and are never found complaining.

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