Cricket Australia prohibits using saliva and sweat

Coronovirus has engulfed usual atmosphere of cricket. To prevent contamination, International Cricket Council (ICC) is bringing some changes in cricket for sure. Legalization of ball-tempering is still in dilemma. But in the meantime Cricket Australia (CA) has prohibited using saliva or sweat.

Cricket Australia prohibits using saliva and sweat

It is a usual rituals cricket that pacers use saliva or sweat in the ball to polish the old ball for bringing a change in usual delivery. But World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that coronavirus transmits through droplets like sweat and saliva that’s why it’s risky to use sweat and saliva under current situation. Although many cricketers have suggested to use sweat instead of saliva, but it also has a risk of contamination.

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Cricket Australia (CA) has made their decision of prohibiting this issue after discussing with their doctors and medical experts. And this propagation will be applicable for all kinds of cricket domestic to national level. In three layers of Cricket Australia (CA), A, B, C this law will be equally applicable. Not only that cricketers won’t be able to use sweat or saliva in practice session also.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic some usual rituals might be prohibited. Using saliva and sweat have been one of them. But due to high risk, ICC is thinking to bring prohibition on this and on that place they might legalize ball tempering, previously which was a penalty according to cricket’s code of conduct.


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