ICC’s Cricket Committee Thinking About Future Protocols For Cricketers
The Cricket Committee of International Cricket Council, headed by former cricketer Anil Kumble, will meet on Monday through video-conference. They will talk about the protocols cricketers will have to follow whenever they return to the cricket field following the COVID-19 outbreak.
A source in the ICC confirmed to Geo tv the medical advisory committee, led by Dr Peter Harcourt, will also join the video conference. They will share ideas on the best way to move forward in the aftermath of the pandemic.
The cricket is very likely to discuss whether to permit use of saliva and sweat to shine the ball and will take the health committee’s input on the matter.
ICC Cricket Committee Discussion
Last month, the panel had discussed the dangers of using saliva to enhance the ball during the executives’ committee meeting.
The subject has been under discussion since the outbreak started. In cricketing circles and people started talking security measures. The government has already placed a ban on the use of sweat or spit to shine the ball.
Pakistan’s former captain Waqar Younis says it will be difficult for players to prevent. Azhar Mahmood, another former all-rounder, had said that ICC should offer some alternate if utilization of sweat of saliva is to be banned.
Producers Kookaburra are thinking to develop a wax applicator which may help the bowler without using saliva to shine balls. According to sources, the committee will also discuss the material of the wax to shine the balls.
Besides Kumble, the cricket panel comprises Rahul Dravid, Mahela Jayawardene, Andrew Strauss, Tim May, Mickey Arthur, Ranjan Madugalle and Shaun Pollock.
They have to inform the cricketers to avoid traditional parties following any success throughout the match. The cricket committee, together with inputs from panel, will discuss. They will share perspectives on gamers’ training protocols before they return for aggressive cricket.
The committee will forward its suggestions for further acceptance to the ICC board scheduled to meet May 28.