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Use of saliva to polish cricket balls to be prohibited

Use of saliva to polish cricket balls to be prohibited”

The ICC Cricket Committee, chaired by former Indian spinner Anil Kumble, unanimously agreed to recommend a ban on saliva although players will still be allowed to use their own sweat to try and achieve the fabled "reverse swing".

Sweat maybe used to polish the ball while as per the cricket committee's proposals.

During a meeting over a video conference, the committee also pushed for bringing back two non-neutral umpires (both from the host nation) for all worldwide matches, as DRS ensures more accurate decision making.

Another major change the committee proposed was providing teams with an additional DRS per innings in all three formats.

The cricket experts saw no need to prohibit the use of sweat as it is unlikely the virus can be transmitted that way, the ICC said, adding that the recommendations would be presented to its Chief Executives' Committee for approval in early June.

Shining the cricket ball could be a different art from now.

Former India captain Anil Kumble chairs the ICC's Committee
Former India captain Anil Kumble chairs the ICC's Committee

The ICC Cricket Committee has submitted its recommendations for ways the game should adapt following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Another notable point discussed in the meeting was re-introduction of two non-neutral umpires in bilateral series at least till the time travelling becomes safer.

In other decisions, local umpires can be appointed in the short term, given the challenges of global travel.

Neutral umpires have been used in global cricket since 1994, with two neutral umpires mandatory in Test cricket since 2002.

The appointments will continue to be made via the ICC from local Elite and International Panel referees and umpires. Four of the 12 umpires on the ICC elite panel - Michael Gough, Nigel Llong, Richard Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough, who has twice been ICC umpire of the year - are from England, are they are now likely to umpire England's home internationals. But the ICC has now ruled that home umpires and matches referees can be used, to help protect the safety of match officials.

The committee also suggested one additional DRS review should be awarded to each team per innings.

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