Star Australian opener David Warner does not see the need to abolish the use of saliva to shine the ball when cricket resumes in the post COVID-19 world as he feels it is no more or no less risky than sharing the change room with fellow players.
Using saliva to polish the ball is a sub-conscious exercise, almost second nature. It’s become muscle memory, so to speak. If there is a new legislation in place that bans the use of saliva, will they be able to cope with unlearning what they have learnt over the years?
Michael Holding feels legalising ball tampering in the post COVID-19 world is a bit self contradictory while Proteas great Allan Donald is completely on the opposite end of the spectrum on a subject that has divided opinions.
Saliva and sweat are components that cannot be entirely done away with, insist a few distinguished India cricketers, as the ICC contemplates legalising ball tampering post COVID-19 by using artificial substances to prevent virus spread.
Steve Smith eligible to captain Australia as two-year leadership ban post ball-tampering scandal ends
Steve Smith's two-year leadership ban ended quietly on Sunday, leaving him eligible to captain Australia at a time of uncertainty over when international cricket will resume.
Australian batsman Steve Smith is glad that the mental health of cricketers is in focus after some of his compatriots took breaks to deal with their issues, which he feels, are compounded by "hectic" playing schedules.
West Indies' Nicholas Pooran was given a four-game ban by the ICC for ball tampering against Afghanistan. Steve Smith, in comparison, received a Test ban by ICC and 12 months by Cricket Australia for his role at Newlands last year.
Australia batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner will play their first domestic Sheffield Shield matches in almost two years when they turn out on Thursday for New South Wales against Queensland.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Hypocritical for Australians asking fans not to boo Steve Smith, David Warner, suggests Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow, in his column for The Telegraph, has questioned how Australians can ask English fans not to jeer Steve Smith, David Warner who were central to the 2018 ball tampering scandal.
ICC Cricket World up 2019: Adam Zampa had hand warmers in his pocket, says Aaron Finch amid ball-tampering claims
Video footage showed Adam Zampa putting his hand into his pocket before rubbing the ball prior to bowling the 24th over of the match against India.
Former England cricketer Monty Panesar has reportedly admitted to tampering with the ball during his Test career which spanned between 2006 and 2013, where he played 50 Tests.
Steve Smith, David Warner got away with murder, feels West Indies pace legend Curtly Ambrose on duo's one-year ban for ball-tampering
While Smith and Warner are trying to get their place back in the Australian squad for this year's World Cup and Ashes tour, Ambrose feels they should have been banned for two years instead of one.
English county Durham have named Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft, who served a nine-month ban last year for his role in a ball-tampering scandal, as their captain for this season.
Shane Warne says Steve Smith, David Warner's hunger for runs after return from exile could propel Australia to World Cup victory
Steve Smith and David Warner's year-long exile has likely left them hungrier than ever and their return can spark Australia to World Cup glory, Test great Shane Warne said Wednesday.
"When Davey and Steve are ready to be allowed to come back and play cricket for Australia and their states I think from my point of view, they'll be welcomed back with open arms," Finch said.
Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft's statements not going to impact David Warner's reintegration, says Cricket Australia
Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith have made it clear in interviews recently that the former vice-captain David Warner was the instigator of the ill-fated plan in Cape Town.
Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith's comments on ball-tampering scandal will raise eyebrows, says Ricky Ponting
Ponting, however, said he does not believe the fresh controversy on the ball-tampering issue will have an impact on the national team.
Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will have to serve full bans for ball-tampering, rules Cricket Australia
Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will all have to serve their full bans for ball-tampering, Cricket Australia ruled Tuesday after reviewing a submission by the players' union to cut the penalties.
Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) chief executive Tony Irish has advocated the use of educational programs to check the menace of ball-tampering in the game.
David Peever resigns as Cricket Australia chairman amid fallout from culture review after ball-tampering scandal
Cricket Australia chairman David Peever announced his resignation on Thursday, three days after a report saying Cricket Australia was arrogant and bent on winning at all costs in a review of its culture and governance commissioned after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.