Australia Take a look at captain Pat Cummins says because the affect of precautionary prohibition on use of saliva for shining the ball was not as large as anticipated, a everlasting ban on its utilization won’t be a giant deal for the seam bowlers.
Saliva utility was barred by the ICC in view of the COVID-19 pandemic in Could 2020.
Marylebone Cricket Membership (MCC), the custodian of cricket legal guidelines, just lately imposed an entire ban on the usage of saliva whereas asserting its amended 2022 code, which can come into impact in October this yr.
The MCC reasoned that making use of saliva had no affect on the ball’s motion, based on its analysis.
“I don’t assume so (everlasting saliva ban will hamper the efficiency of the swing bowlers),” Cummins, himself a pacer, advised reporters forward of Australia’s third Take a look at in opposition to Pakistan.
“I don’t assume it has made an enormous impact, as large as we’d have thought it could. We are able to nonetheless use sweat so it’s not too large a deal,” he added.
The MCC mentioned that utilizing saliva to shine the ball could be handled as an unfair apply.