Cricket bat industry in Kashmir stares into oblivion amid growing willow cleft shortage

The 102-year-old cricket bat industry in Kashmir has upped its standards over the years to compete with manufacturers that work with the fabled English willow. But ba-makers fear a shortage of clefts might force closure of the Rs 300-crore enterprise that provides livelihood to over 100,000 people. ”We have been manufacturing cricket bats for the …

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