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Tuesday, 16 June 2020

If the corona test of cricketers comes negative, permission to apply saliva to the ball

Former India's fast bowler Ajit Agarkar understands that in the current situation saliva-ban is a "safe option". But he believes that if the players come negative in the Corona Test before the match then there should be some relaxation in this rule. Stating the importance of saliva in the game, Agarkar said, "Saliva is as important for bowlers as bat for batsmen." Agarkar told PTI during an interaction, 'My only argument is that the players who play will eventually be tested before the game starts. If they are found to be COVID-19 negative, I can at least consider that it would be safe to put saliva on the ball. "

Says Agarkar, 42 years old, this is my opinion and perhaps someone from the medical field can give us a broader view on the subject. The former fast bowler, however, knows that in the current circumstances, the Cricket and Medical Committee of the ICC does not have the option to go for the ban. He said, 'Obviously, they have adopted a safe method and it makes sense in the current situation. But we will have to wait and see if the England series is going on. It will not be easy for the bowlers. But we'll have to wait. "

Agarkar said, 'A game that favors batsmen already. The ban on saliva will be a big hurdle for pacers and seamers. Agarkar, who took 349 international wickets for India, says, "If you ask any bowler, everyone will be a little apprehensive." In recent times, although the pitch has been very helpful to the bowlers, which balances a bit more, but overall, if you look, the batsmen are dominating in world cricket at the moment. "

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