Players are prohibited to apply saliva to shine the ball during any format of cricket once cricket get resumes. International Cricket Council (ICC) comes up with this recommendation on Monday as cricket is likely to resume soon under some rules and restrictions.
The recommendation will now sent to the ICC Board and likely to accepted during a video conference scheduled for May 28. Use of artificial substance seems more favour to bowler, ICC likely to consider use of sweat instead to shine the ball.
Anil Kumble, head of cricket committee, consider these recommendations as “Interim Measures to resume cricket at international level.” “We are living through extraordinary times and the recommendations the committee have made today are interim measures to enable us to safely resume cricket in a way that preserves the essence of our game whilst protecting everyone involved.” he added further.
Following decision are likely to implement by ICC
- Use of sweat over artificial substance to shine the ball.
- No neutral umpires during coronavirus pandemic.
- No Covid substitutes.
- Additional review per innings on any format of cricket.
The final decision will made by the board of International Cricket Council (ICC) on following weeks.