Interim measure, it will be back to normal once Covid situation under control: Anil Kumble on saliva ban
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Updated: May 24, 2020 2:00:04 pm


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ICC cricket committee chairman Anil Kumble says the advice to ban saliva for shining the ball is barely an interim measure and “things will go back to normal” once the Covid-19 pandemic is introduced under management.

The Kumble-led panel beneficial a ban on saliva to minimise the chance of an infection. On Friday, the ICC, in its tips for resumption of the sport, additionally recommended a bar on the follow.

“…this is only an interim measure and as long as we have hopefully control over COVID in a few months or a year’s time then I think things will go back to as normal as it can be,” Kumble informed Star Sports present ‘Cricket Connected’.

The ban on saliva has elicited combined response from the bowlers, who stated it would undoubtedly are available the way in which of producing swing. But most have additionally acknowledged the well being danger that it would possibly pose.

There have additionally been discussions on whether or not the ICC would enable utilization of exterior substances like wax to shine the ball. Kumble stated there have been discussions on utilization of exterior substances.

“…if you look back at the history of the game, I mean we have been very critical and we have been very focused on eliminating any external substances coming into the game,” Kumble stated of the hypothesis.

“Whether you are literally legalising, if you are looking to do that now which obviously has had a great impact over the last couple of years,” he added.

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He cited the 2018 ball-tampering scandal, which led to bans on Australian cricketers Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.

“ICC took a decision but then cricket Australia took, even a more tougher stance on what happened during that series between South Africa and Australia, so we did consider that,” he stated.

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