South Africa, Sri Lanka seek clarity on cricket candy rules after ball tampering fines

The Sri Lankan and South African team captains demanded clarity from the International Cricket Council (ICC) Friday on whether players were allowed to eat candy during matches following penalties for ball tampering involving saliva and other substances.


Anonymous1's picture

ICC should ban applying saliva on the ball. End of discussion. Then players can eat or chew anything during a match. Don't you love to see a player taking a Chicken sandwich out of a pocket and have a "good bite" of it?

Anonymous's picture

Time to replace, ICC approved cricket leather ball polish, plain saliva AKA spit which is typically made of 98% water, and ball tampering substances [some salt (electrolytes), mucus protein, and some other protein (enzymes)]. Hygienic and scientific option would be leather polish which is used by ball manufacturer. IMO, umpire should provide the bowler, a cloth with wax to polish the leather ball. Kiwi wax polish is commonly used to polish leather boots. Other option is a cloth with cream polish which soaks into the leather as opposed to staying on the surface as wax polish does. How ridiculous, ICC keeps blind eye for using human mucus to shine leather ball?

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Agree with Anon # 1

Anon # 2 - you're suggestion is so ridiculous and outrageous it may very well work :) :) Even if not precisely what you suggest, something on these lines would be the obvious way to go.

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