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In a local league match , both players warmed up with pimple bats. Just before the start of the match one player changed his bat to one contains pimples on the forehand when he had warmed up with a bat with pimples on the backhand. The initial bat was not damaged and the player did not tell the umpire or other player.no further warm up took place. During the dmfirst game after a point the opponent noticed the change and stated it was against the rules.. The game however continued and the player who changed the bat won the match that beforehand was not expected to do. What should happen? If the player is wrong should he be disqualified and the match warded to the opponent?
According to the Rules it says:
A racket shall not be replaced during an individual match unless it is accidentally damaged so badly that is cannot be used...
Since the match hadn't actually started during the warm up then it would be OK to change your racket before the match starts.
This is a tricky one and what would normally happen is that the player would let their opponents know however it looks like the rules allow the racket to be changed before the match starts.
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