New Delhi: With the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) banning the usage of saliva within the coming days amid the COVID-19 pandemic, legends Sachin Tendulkar and Brett Lee have come out with a listing of measures which can be utilized to maintain the sport, particularly the Check format, in stability and never tilt extra in the direction of the batters.
Amongst these is the usage of synthetic wax, permitting groups to have the second new ball in a Check inning after 50 overs or take a look at every participant earlier than the match and go together with the same old cricket guidelines which had been in place previous to the outbreak of novel coronavirus.
“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 talking to Tendulkar in a video posted by 100MB.
Each Tendulkar and Lee imagine that in chilly circumstances when gamers don’t sweat a lot, it is going to change into harder to shine the ball and could be extra disadvantageous for the bowlers.
“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.”
Whereas agreeing that it’ll change into harder for the bowlers, within the occasions to return, the previous Australian speedster stated that extra sporting wickets may very well be used which help each batters and the bowlers.
“I am not talking about a green track where a team gets bowled out for 130 odd runs, but you need something for the fast bowlers.”
Each the previous cricketers imagine that cricket shouldn’t be made difficult as policing over such points of the sport could be virtually inconceivable for the ICC.
Tendulkar stated that the opposite factor which the ICC can look upon is making the second new ball accessible after 50 overs in a Check inning, as a substitute of present present rule of 80 overs.
Lee, on the hand, believes the opposite factor that the ICC might do is give you a pre-made scuffed up ball in order to permit reverse swing.
One other suggestion that each the previous gamers got here up with is the utilization of wax to shine the ball in absence of saliva. “Allocate a certain amount of wax per inning to be used by a team says X grams,” prompt Tendulkar.
Lee, in the meantime, got here out with an alternative choice of getting gamers examined for COVID-19 simply previous to the sport and never implement saliva or sweat ban.
“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?” he enquired.
The three-match Check collection between England and West Indies, slated to start from July 8, will mark the resumption of worldwide cricket which has been halted since mid-March following the outbreak of coronavirus.
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