Glory to Kashmir Bat, cover story 28 August, 2023

Glory to Kashmir Bat
News Kashmir Analysis
Cricket is a prominent Global Sport. Cricket is among the famous sports of the world . Bat and ball along with wickets are important components of game of Cricket. Bat is among the essential and most significant part of Game of Cricket.
As a matter of fact , Cricket bats are an essential piece of equipment used by every batter. They are used to hit the cricket ball and provide comfort and control to each player. Batsman cherish quality cricket bats.
It is a matter of pride for entire country that bats made in Kashmir valley are shining throughout the world.
Pertinently, bats made of the fine and great  Kashmir willow will make an official appearance at the 50-over Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held in October this year  in India.
The statistics related to bat industry in Kashmir are worth appreciable.
According to the figures available with the Department of Industries and Commerce, Kashmir, 400 cricket bat-manufacturing units are functional in Kashmir Valley on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, welcoming visitors with willow-clefts piled up on both sides of the road. Of these, 220 units are operational in Anantnag district and 180 in Pulwama district.
It is a good omen the century-old cricket bat industry of Kashmir Valley has become the biggest competitor for the famous English willow cricket bats. The number of cricket-playing nations picking up bats from Kashmir Valley has risen tremendously.
Government is also giving every effort to lift the bat industry of Kashmir. While the government is also in the process to give a unique identification to Kashmir willow bats and the process for giving it a GI tag is going on.
In a matter of great glory and pride for Kashmir it is learnt that 17 international cricketers are  to use Kashmir willow bats during ODI World Cup in India.
Cricketers from Kashmir are happy over use of Kashmiri bat at international events.
Mohammad Ayoub Bhat, an avid cricketer states : ” The use of cricket bats from Kashmir valley will be morale booster not just for bat industry of the Kashmir but also cricketers of Kashmir. Many noted global superstars of Cricket are using bats of Kashmir which is a very heartening thing to note. The use of Kashmir made bats is a proud moment for one and all as Kashmir has emerged as bat making hub of India .The bats made in Kashmir are of diverse quality and available in different price ranges. “
With the growing popularity of cricket throughout the world ,the bats of Kashmir are going to be pride of our great country India .
One hopes with full attention  the bat Industry of Kashmir will shine throughout the world.u