Cricket Australia restricts the usage of saliva & sweat to shine the ball

CA bans the use of saliva and sweat

Cricket Australia has finally restricted the use of saliva/sweat to shine the ball which has not been taken well by the Australian cricketers as it helps in the movement of the ball.

Cricket Australia restricts the usage of saliva & sweat to shine the ball

Earlier, the statement from Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was supported by David Warner as they were in favor to allow sweat, saliva as it helps in the movement especially in the longest format of the game at the end they both said it is up to a governing body that will make the call.

As the decision has been taken under a framework made by the Australia Federal Government about the staged return of the professional and recreation amid COVID 19.

As the Australia Institute of Sport (AIS) has suggested these guidelines after discussing it government officials, medical experts, and sporting bodies have come to this conclusion.

As Cricket Australia Cheif Medical Officer John Orchard is involved in the preparation of its framework as the idea is that saliva used by bowlers is not good medically as it can in someway transmit the virus from one person to another.

AIS restrictions on sport are currently outlined as being at Level A restricting all training except those training which a player is performing individually or personally.

In Level B, warm-up session, training session no unnecessary person to person contact is allowed and also shining the ball under practice session is also not allowed under this level.

When It comes to level C, which is not applied and it will be permitted at the end of the year during the entire training session to match day no saliva and sweat will be used.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has a different take on it “We will do what we will be advised to do once the cricket resumes as we have a team of doctors and whatever they will suggest we will simply follow those medical guidelines or instructions”.