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Covid-19 leads to saliva ban on cricket field: Much ado about a trifle


Over the last few days, the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Cricket Committee did a lot of brainstorming on safety measures for cricket in a world ravaged by coronavirus. First, the Committee, headed by Anil Kumble, recommend banning saliva use to shine the ball followed by a set of guidelines, including bio-safety official and pre-match checks to minimise the risk, when cricket resumes. This column, though, intends to deal with the
saliva aspect.

Thanks to the health guidelines issued by different medical agencies, every school kid now knows that the Covid-19 virus transmits through respiratory droplets. The Cricket Committee unanimously ...


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