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Bhuvneshwar for other ways to shine balls

Shillong Times 2020-06-29 01:28:02

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New Delhi: India fast-bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels the International Cricket Council (ICC) needs to come up with some other way for players to shine the ball as the use of saliva has been banned in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
Saliva ban on match ball has been one of the most talked-about regulations that has been imposed by the ICC looking at the virus threat.
Bhuvneshwar said that bowlers need to shine the ball in order to make it move around so the international cricket body has to come up with a solution so that players can still shine the ball without using saliva.
“I hope the ICC comes up with some artificial way by which we can shine the ball. You need to do it when you bowl in swinging conditions in (places like) England. Even the spinners need it,” Bhuvneshwar said.
He also spoke about the 13th edition of the IPL, which remains suspended indefinitely due to the pandemic. It was originally slated to be begin on March 29.(IANS)