Nothing can substitute English willow in international cricket bats. As one can guess its origin in England and mainly from two sources. English willow is obtained from the tree named Salix that grows in England only. When tree wood is cut into clefts then it is graded accordingly for various bat qualities.
CA Sports is the largest importer of English willow clefts in Pakistan. Each graded cleft is seasoned and aged in a suitable environment for a time. This seasoning makes it more punchy and lightweight. Moisture management processes make each cleft suitable for cutting, peeling, and pressing. Seasoning and aging of willow are very important for the long life and solidness of cleft. Under the supervision of willow experts in CA Sports, company stocks and supply ideal seasoned cleft that contributes to the quality bats