The International Cricket Council (ICC) have banned the utilization of saliva to shine the ball as a precautionary measure for cricket to be performed in the post-Covid-19 era. India legend Sachin Tendulkar and Australia bowling legend Brett Lee talked in regards to the measures taken by the worldwide cricket governing physique and mentioned how can cricket be stored extra balanced and never let it tilt an excessive amount of in the favour of batsmen.
“It’s a tough call because it’s something which we have done during our entire life. From the age of 8-9, we were told to use saliva to shine the ball. So, all of a sudden to be told something different like you cannot do that, I think it will be very hard to stop and would be very hard to police,” Lee stated whereas chatting with Tendulkar in a video posted by 100MB.
While some former cricketers have steered the use of sweat to shine the ball, each Tendulkar and Lee stated that in chilly circumstances with much less humidity and perspiration, the gamers may face hassle. “If you don’t sweat, how do you shine the ball in absence of saliva. I don’t think its fair for the bowlers and it’s a disadvantage for them,” stated Lee.
“I think the ICC needs to look into that. They can assist the bowlers by giving them something they can apply to shine the ball, something which everyone agrees upon,” he added.
In the video, Tendulkar steered that ICC may look into permitting a new ball in Test cricket after 50 overs, as a substitute of 80 overs. He additionally steered the utilization of wax by bowlers to shine the ball. “Allocate a certain amount of wax per inning to be used by a team, say X grams,” steered Tendulkar.
“Test the players say two hours prior to the game and then move with the usual things. If players are kept in a bubble, in a bio-secure environment where there are no chances of getting infected, why not go with the usual rules instead of coming with new rules?” Lee additionally requested.
The cricket is ready to return from subsequent month with England taking part in West Indies in three-match Test sequence beginning July 8.