Interesting piece in the Wisden Cricketer this month with comment from Newbery thus "Several internationals such as Kumar Sangakkara, Chris Gayle and Sachin Tendulkar use Newbery bats but with the stickers of their sponsors".
Controversial - isn't such information usually commercially protected?
I would have thought so, but it proves whoever was arguing this in another thread about Tendulkar, was right. (the eagled eyed person spotting the little newberry hammer on the addidas bat) From a munfacturers point of view why shouldnt Newberry reveal who uses their bats, the issue is why are these players not using their own sponsors bats.
at the end of the day, adidas dont make their own bats ( i was told this in a cricket shop on sunday) so why shouldnt a player source their own bats and jut sticker them. it appears to me that adidas are purely looking at selling to colts players who want to play like their hero's