Players complain about harder balls this season

Jul 23, 2013, 02:09 IST | Sundari Iyer

With new sponsors coming on board, the youngsters will also have to adjust to the new footballs that the MSSA is providing for matches.

According to some players, the balls used yesterday were harder than the ones used last season. “There was more air filled in the ball. 

Though we asked the referee to check it, he told us to continue playing insisting the balls were new so it was going to be like that. I got hurt on my chest and it is paining badly,” said a player.

Another player felt that because of the ball being hard, both teams were finding it difficult to adjust.

“We could have won the match, had the ball not been so hard. It was the same for all of us.

But they should have checked the air pressure properly before giving it to us to play.” 

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