IPL Ball Cost and Inside Items
The official ball used in the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament is made by the sports equipment company Kookaburra. The ball is specifically designed to meet the requirements of T20 cricket, which is the format played in the IPL. The Kookaburra ball used in the IPL is made of high-quality leather and has a cork core that is layered with tightly wound string. The ball is then coated with a thin layer of lacquer to protect the leather and maintain its shape.
What found in ball, cost and weight
The balls used in IPL (Indian Premier League) matches are white Kookaburra balls, which weigh around 142 grams and cost around INR 12,000. However, according to recent reports, each ball bowled in IPL 2023 will be worth a whopping Rs 49 lakh. The cost of the balls used in IPL matches is significantly lower than the per-ball cost of other sports leagues, such as the North American League and NFL.
What is a Smart Ball – the ‘ball with a microchip’
A Smart Ball is a cricket ball with a microchip embedded inside it. The chip has sensors that can detect and transmit data such as speed, spin, and power in real-time to a smartwatch, mobile, tablet, or computer/laptop via a specially designed app.
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The ball looks, feels, and plays the same way as a regular cricket ball, but it can provide more in-depth data points, including spin and speed post-bounce. The Smart Ball has been used in professional cricket leagues, and there are plans to scale it into the consumer market.