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News Sports News Cricket News No saliva? No sweat for ball makers


NEW DELHI: As cricket gears up for resumption next week, the humble cricket ball has managed to take centrestage in most debates surrounding how the game would be played in a world which is still firmly in the clutches of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) no-saliva regulation will be in effect when England take on West Indies in the first Test in Manchester on July 8 -- the first game in almost four months. The underlining concern is the new regulation -- albeit an absolute necessity in the circumstances -- could be a deterrent for the bowlers who would ...


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