ICC Cricket Committee suggests ban on saliva to shine ball
Anil Kumble-led International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Committee prescribed forbidding the utilization of saliva to shine the ball attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, May 18.
They discuss various issues in the meeting including keeping up the condition of the match ball and the appointment of non-neutral umpires and referees to international cricket. The proposals of the Cricket Committee will currently be introduced to the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee toward the beginning of June for approval.
The board, which had a conversation by means of video-conferencing, counseled seat of the ICC Medical Advisory Committee Dr Peter Harcourt in regards to the raised danger of the transmission of the infection through salivation, and chose to get rid of the utilization of the saliva.
The Committee additionally noticed the clinical exhortation that it is profoundly impossible that the infection can be transmitted through sweat and saw no compelling reason to restrict the utilization of sweat to clean the ball while suggesting that improved cleanliness measures are actualized close by the playing field.
ICC Cricket Committee Chair Kumble said: “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.”
“In the wake of the pandemic, it is important that the safety standards are maintained, so the cricket committee started all the issues be discussed and the decisions are taken in the best interest of the game,” one of the top officials in the know of things said.