Coronavirus Outbreak: Sachin Tendulkar raises question over ability to use sweat in cooler climes with saliva banned
The ICC has asked bowlers to use sweat instead of saliva to shine the ball but Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar has asked what they are supposed to do in cooler confines of England and New Zealand where working up a sweat won't be that easy.
In the past, stalwarts of the game like Ricky Ponting and Rahul Dravid have feared ODIs losing context with the rapid growth of T20 cricket and Tests remaining the ultimate challenge for a cricketer.
Wasim Jaffer says disallowing use of saliva will make life more difficult for bowlers, calls for more balance between bat and ball
Former India opener Wasim Jaffer feels that the ICC guidelines banning the use of saliva to shine the ball to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic would make the life of bowlers difficult and urged the world body to ensure a balance between bat and ball.
India's bowling coach Bharat Arun backs use of external substance to shine ball, says no problem if it is implemented for all teams
In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee has decided to ban the use of saliva as a part of health safety protocol.
ICC cricket committee chairman Anil Kumble says saliva ban an interim measure, will be lifted once things go back to normal
The Kumble-led panel recommended a ban on saliva to minimise the risk of infection. On Friday, the ICC, in its guidelines for resumption of the game, also suggested a bar on the practice.
Woakes feels appying saliva on the ball is a habit and it will take some practice to get rid of it when cricket resumes.
The ICC Cricket Committee, led by Anil Kumble, has recommended a ban on the use of saliva in its meeting in the wake of the pandemic.
No more saliva shine in cricket: What it means, what it changes and what are the alternatives in the 'new normal'
If it turns out that the lack of saliva endangers reverse swing, then artificial substances should be considered. It will be just another sign of our ‘new normal’.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says it will take practice to avoid putting saliva on a ball
Talking about his carrom ball, Ashwin said it roughy took him four years to develop it.
ICC's recommendation of appointing local umpires for Test cricket will be 'huge challenge' for inexperienced Indian officials
With S Ravi dropped from the ICC elite panel of umpires last year, there is no Indian in the premier category from which match officials are usually picked for Tests.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee recommends ban on usage of saliva but insist no problem with sweat
The Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee on Monday recommended banning the use of saliva to shine the ball owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anil Kumble says everybody wants to play Test cricket but insists challenge is to keep them focused towards domestic competitions
Anil Kumble, who also heads the ICC cricket committee, will chair a discussion in March over the governing body's proposal to reduce Tests to four days from five.
Kuldeep Yadav voices against the idea of four-day Tests; Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur says fabric of Tests should not be messed up
Arthur, who has also coached South Africa, Australia and most recently Pakistan, joined his ICC Cricket Committee colleague Mahela Jayawardene in supporting five-day Tests.
Four-day Tests debate: Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and other cricketers divided about new ICC proposal
Virat Kohli, Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar and other leading names from the sport react on the new ICC proposal to cut down the five-day format to four days.
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri says ICC's proposed Future Tours Programme unacceptable as it hits Indian cricket board's revenues
The draft proposal for the post-2023 Future Tours Programme was mooted at a recent ICC meeting and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has categorically said that the move will not be prudent
Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee backs stricter punishments for ball-tampering; retaining toss in Tests
The International Cricket Council’s Cricket Committee backed stricter punishments for ball-tampering but decided not to do away with the toss in test cricket during a two-day meeting which concluded in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Under Hesson, New Zealand achieved their highest Test, ODI and T20I rankings, rising to third in Tests in July 2015, second in ODIs in May 2016 and No 1 in T20Is in May 2016.
"It remains to be seen whether it is implemented or not. Personally, I am not in favour of toss abolition," Ganguly told reporters at the Eden Gardens.
ICC’s proposal to scrap centuries-old tradition of toss in Tests to level the playing field is downright crazy
Throwing away the 250-year-old tradition of the toss before a Test match because some folks lack the skillset required to play pace or spin outside their comfort zone is downright crazy.
The toss of coin has been a part of international cricket since the very first Test, between England and Australia in 1877 to decide which of the two competing teams get to bowl or bat first. The coin is flipped by the home captain and the call is made by the visiting skipper.