Australia’s Kookaburra company is soon launching a wax applicator. It can be used to maintain the brightness of a cricket ball. This method of ball shining can be tried when cricket resumes after the coronavirus phase is over. Till now players have been able to maintain the brightness of the ball with the help of spit, saliva, and sweat.
It has been discussed for several weeks that when the cricket starts again, will the ball continue to be polished in the traditional way. Or, it will be banned for fear of infection.
ICC is also considering Idea
According to media reports, the ICC is considering that the traditional method of ball shining be banned when cricket resumes. There is a high risk of infection from it. The search for alternatives continues. It is believed that artificial substances can be approved. The umpire will keep an eye on its use.
Wax applicator will be ready in a month,
given the situation, Kukabura is preparing a wax applicator. It can come in the market in a month. The company’s MD Brett Elliott said, “We are working on a wax applicator to replace traditional methods of flashing the ball. It can be used under the supervision of umpires. ”
How will the applicator?
According to Brett, “there will be a special type of wax layer on the top of the sponge. Players or umpires will be able to keep it in pocket easily. ” Explain that the Australian Institute of Sport has made it clear that spit, sweat, or saliva will not be used to shine the ball in the future. According to Elliott, the wax applicator can hit the market in a month. However, it will only be possible during the match.
of former players, There are differing opinions of the former players about stopping the traditional methods of flashing the ball. Michael Holding does not accept the ban. Alan Donald is in support of the alternative. Sachin Tendulkar believes that now players will hesitate to spit the ball. Waqar Younun, Ashish Nehra and Harbhajan Singh accept the old method as correct. David Warner is also not in favor of banning the traditional method.
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