Reason why some players spotted with more than one cap on the field
In the ongoing Indian Premier League as well as in all the games post the worldwide lockdown many players were spotted with more than one cap on the field. There has been a curiosity among fans about the new custom on the field.
The spread of COVID-19 has enforced many changes to the normal life of people in the world. The changes are not restricted to cricket too. There is a new normal in the game too. After having no International cricket for more than four months, the International Cricket Council established some new health guidelines for players and people around the game.
One such health guideline gained some curiosity among fans, especially during the ongoing Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates. Some players are spotted with more than one cap on the field. This has been a curious thing among the fans.
The reason for that is the new health guideline from ICC. According to the new normal in the game, the on-field umpires should not handle any accessories of the players. Usually, as we all know on-field umpires carry the caps, overcoats, and other accessories of players in instances like bowling. But now this is completely restricted due to the bio-security protocols.
Due to that player can’t handover their accessories like caps to umpires. IPL governing body is also strict on this matter. As a result, the fellow players have to carry the caps of bowlers when they are bowling. That’s why some players especially captains are spotted with more than one cap on the field.
“On-field protocols – For example, no unnecessary body contact and no handing over items (cap, towels, sunglasses etc.) to umpires or teammates. Each player should be responsible for their own items,” the official ICC guideline read.