No more saliva used for polishing the ball, ICC issued a new code of conduct. The International Cricket Council has announced a host of changes to its playing conditions ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, the most significant of which is a permanent ban for the players on the use of saliva to polish the ball.
The ICC had imposed the restriction earlier temporarily under COVID-related protocols. However, it has now been permanently banned.
“The Men’s Cricket Committee led by former India captain Sourav Ganguly recommended changes to the playing conditions in MCC’s updated third edition of the 2017 Code of the Laws of Cricket,” read a statement issued by the ICC on Tuesday.
It said that the conclusions were also shared with the Women’s Cricket Committee, who endorsed the recommendations.
The new playing conditions will come into effect on 1st October 2022, which means that new rules & code of conduct will apply to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia.