Thursday, August 24, 2006

How does tampering with a ball affect its trajectory?

Players have used countless products - including hair wax, lip salve and sunscreen - to illegally make the unscuffed side of the cricket ball slicker and shinier. They may also chew sugary sweets or chewing gum in the field, before applying sweetened (and therefore shinier) saliva to the ball's surface.

The big question: How does tampering with a cricket ball affect its trajectory?

Guy Adams of The Independent comes up with soem answers.