Anil Kumble. (Source: Twitter)

ICC Cricket Committee chairman Anil Kumble, recommended a ban on the use of saliva on the cricket ball as one of the measures of safety from Coronavirus during games.

Kumble reiterated on Wednesday the panels reluctance, to allow use of artificial substances on the ball despite saliva ban.
Stating that difference between bat and ball can be balanced by playing around with the pitches.

The move to ban use of saliva on cricket ball led to calls for an alternative to saliva by current and former players.

Kumble said ” the bowlers will definitely miss using saliva the most, in Test matches as it aids them in generating both conventional and reverse swing.”

Speaking about the forthcoming Test series between West Indies and England he said players will be getting back to playing matches after a break of two and a half months,it will not be easy for them.

Players should start training slowly ,it will be tough for the bowlers as you need to have some bowling overs under your belt, before you start competing.


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