But their disappointment has turned to mystification with the launch last week of the Commonwealth Games bat cone. Specially designed and created by Scottish craftsmen the bat cone will be used to change cricket bat grips as it is carried by cricketers through the Commonwealth on its way to Glasgow. But once it gets to Glasgow it will have no use, for cricket is not among the sports being contested.
However the truth is that the Commonwealth Games people may have gone to unnecessary expense. For bat cones are redundant. Too late in his career has FB discovered that here is a simpler method to get a grip onto a bat, as seen on this link. It can be accomplished by using nothing more complicated than an everyday plastic bag.
Surely it is not too late for the Commonwealth Games people to commission a special plastic bag in honour of their event and which could be made use of by cricketers across the Commonwealth.