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jucel69
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Once cricket returns speculation is rife that shining the ball will be outlawed due to spittle transmitting the Chinese flu from player to player!
Could be good for draw backers in tests ExcitedbCool
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Report peckerdunne April 21, 2020 3:09 PM BST
new ways to cheat being invented as we speak, inshallah Laugh
Report jucel69 April 24, 2020 8:52 AM BST
The use of artificial substances to help polish the red ball under the supervision of umpires in long-form matches might be considered, with the use of saliva a concern due to the Covid-19 pandemicSurprised
Report VardonVoo. April 25, 2020 5:31 AM BST
Serious point though - cricket is one of the most socially-distanced team-sports you can get, apart from the bowling-end umpire.
If they could start the season normally and rely instead on a wicket-cam/Hawk-Eye, etc and the
third umpire you could have all those bored furloughees gratefully engrossed in the longer formats for days
at a time and re-invigorate interest in Test and County cricket at very little risk to the players.

Missing a trick here, methinx.
Report dibdob April 25, 2020 8:36 PM BST

Apr 25, 2020 -- 6:31AM, VardonVoo. wrote:


Serious point though - cricket is one of the most socially-distanced team-sports you can get, apart from the bowling-end umpire.If they could start the season normally and rely instead on a wicket-cam/Hawk-Eye, etc and the third umpire you could have all those bored furloughees gratefully engrossed in the longer formats for days at a time and re-invigorate interest in Test and County cricket at very little risk to the players. Missing a trick here, methinx.


Good point. Although the umpire can just wear a mask and visor.

I'd like to see them use some kinda sugar solution used on the ball for the first 50 overs and then maybe some type of wax to get it reversing.

Report VardonVoo. April 27, 2020 4:47 AM BST
If that wears away after a few overs of reversing it would be a case of "wax on/wax off".
Report Cardinal Scott April 27, 2020 1:18 PM BST
We need cricket back!
Report geordie1956 July 16, 2020 2:27 PM BST
If spit is banned why not allow a "new" ball after say 50 overs ... helps the bowlers of course but allows the opportunity of quicker runs for the batting team also ... will likely change the decision making by the team captains
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