'Storm in a Teacup' - Greg Chappell Dismisses Bowlers' Fears over Saliva Ban

Former Australia skipper Greg Chappell believes the furore round ICC’s saliva ban is a ‘storm in a teacup’ and that bowlers will be capable of preserve sufficient shine on the ball utilizing sweat.

With cricket set to renew after an enforced break because of the coronavirus pandemic, the sport’s governing physique launched a variety of tips to make sure the security of the gamers and different employees.

The novel coronavirus can unfold by means of saliva and thus its use on the ball was banned briefly. Nevertheless, Chappell does not see it as a lot of a difficulty.

“Bowlers are creative sufficient. If they’ll get perspiration on the ball, they’re going to get shine, they’re going to be capable of protect the ball until it is an actual laborious, abrasive wicket,” Chappell informed the Sydney Morning Herald.

“You’ve got solely bought to maintain sufficient shine on the ball, and perspiration will try this. I believe it is a bloody storm in a teacup myself.”

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Chappell additional added that none of Australia’s bowlers barring Mitchell Starc generate lots of swing and that circumstances within the nation are likely to favour tempo and bounce and thus the saliva ban will not have an effect on them as a lot.

“In the event that they’re wiping perspiration from their brow, there’s sunscreen there. In the event that they’re utilizing saliva, they’ve in all probability been chewing one thing, so what’s in that?.

“I do not know if it is that large a deal. Perspiration would be the equal of saliva. I do not see the distinction, to be sincere.”

“None of them (Australia’s seamers) are large swingers of the ball – Starc may get some reverse swing – by and enormous it is the tempo and bounce, I do not assume we’ll discover an enormous distinction, to be sincere.”

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