The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) has really useful a number of “again to cricket” tips which features a 14-day pre-match isolation coaching camps to make sure the groups are free from COVID-19.
The ICC Cricket Committee, led by Anil Kumble, has additionally really useful a ban on utilizing saliva on the ball as an interim measure for the fight COVID-19 menace.
“It isn’t going to be simple in any respect (bowling with out making use of saliva). This can be a behavior gamers have developed because the begin of their cricket. Even when a participant retains in thoughts the brand new restrictions someplace he may act instinctively,” Misbah mentioned in an interview to YouTube Cricket Channel ‘Cricket Baaz’.
“We’d need to do one thing to stop this. Like making bowlers put on a masks or another restrictive safety in order that they do not use saliva instinctively,” he added.
Different tips embody common hand sanitising when in touch with the ball, no lavatory or bathe breaks whereas coaching, minimising time spent within the altering room earlier than and after a recreation and no handing over of private objects (cap, sun shades, towels) to fellow teammates or the on-field umpires.
Misbah mentioned it’s going to take time for gamers to get used to the brand new enjoying situations.
“It’s like while you carry on driving a automobile your reactions turn into automated.”
Misbah additionally admitted that the brand new guidelines might have an effect on efficiency of the bowlers.
Misbah is engaged on establishing a coaching camp for the Pakistani gamers as they put together to tour England from July and play three Exams and three T20 Internationals after a correct quarantine interval.
“Our bowlers might discover it troublesome in English situations. As a result of they recurrently use saliva to shine one facet of the ball to get it to swing extra. You’ll be able to shine the ball via different authorized strategies however utilizing saliva ensures one facet of the ball has weight and that is very useful to the tempo bowlers,” Misbah added.
He, nevertheless, mentioned the nice factor is that the brand new tips apply to each groups and in England the climate additionally performs an element in deciding the motion of the ball.
However the former captain backed the rules really useful by the ICC Cricket Committee.
“Whether or not we prefer it or not cricket will not be going to be the identical once more till that point some remedy is discovered to this Coronavirus. So we have to get again to enjoying cricket however slowly and thoroughly. The gamers additionally want to understand it isn’t going to be simple for them in modified situations.”