Sept 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket sector has taken steps to use alternative balls and other material to promote the game due to the high costs for the material that affect the discovery of hidden talents.
Sri Lankans used the tennis ball for a long time for playing cricket for fun but the game lacks high standards.
As a solution for the problem, several new innovations are now being tested in the island.
A new game of cricket will be played at a Lanka Premier League scheduled to be played in Pallekele International Cricket Stadium from October 03 to 06.
A new ball softer than the traditional leather ball which is named as 'tough ball' is to be introduced at this tournament. The locally made ball does not need highly expensive accessories, the organizers say.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association has planned to organize a 'tape ball' tournament for the girls aspiring to play leather ball cricket.
Schools say that the cost for cricket equipment is so high that the schools face utmost difficulties in acquiring them.