No more toilet break in cricket!
Cricket is returning on the ground after a long break. But there is still danger of having contaminated. On occasion of resuming Cricket, guidelines issued for the game.
International Cricket Council (ICC) has effectively banned players from handing over their personal equipment to the umpire or teammates to maintain social distancing on the cricket field.
Player will not be allowed to take toilet breaks during training. Similarly, they cannot hand over their caps or sunglasses to the on-field umpires. International cricketers now required to let go of some of their intrinsic habits when play resumes in the post COVID-19 world to stay away from contamination.
“Players and umpires should maintain social distancing on the cricket field and that includes no handing over of player items (cap, towels, sunglasses, jumpers) to the umpire or teammates,” read the ICC playing guidelines.
However, there was no clarity on who will keep the players’ items if the umpires are not allowed to.
ICC also recommended appointing chief medical officers and 14-day pre-match isolation training camps before start of any Series or match.
“Consider appointing a chief medical officer and/or bio safety official who will be responsible for implementing government regulations and the bio safety plan to resume training and competition,” the ICC said in one of the pointers.
Another point was, “Consider the need for a pre-match isolation training camp with health, temperature checks and CV-19 testing – e.g. at least 14 days prior to travel to ensure the team is CV-19 free.”