ICC Cricket Committee Recommends Ban on The Use of Saliva On The Ball
“The ICC cricket committee has recommended the ban on the use of saliva on the ball to maintain its conditions”.
The panel led by Anil Kumble also put forward several other important recommendations relating to the game. These included increasing the number of available DRS appeals per innings and also allowing non-neutral umpires to officiate international games, as a result of the travel ban that is in place at present.
Important Note On Ban of Saliva by ICC Committee
The main recommendation put forth by the panel was that of banning the use of Saliva on the ball, this has been a topic of hot discussion for the past few months in the cricketing community. With the COVID-19 pandemic still posing a huge threat, the ban on saliva is the logical thing to do.
However, the committee was not against using sweat on the ball. The panel request that the ICC allow umpires from participating nations to officiate international encounter, owing to the travel ban that is in place in several countries across the world. To compensate for the shortcomings that might be brought about by this decision, the committee also recommended allowing teams an extra DRS review in each of their innings.