Why coronavirus could change bowling procedure

Ishant Sharma from India runs in to bowl during a practice session at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on January 2, 2012. PHOTO | GREG WOOD | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Bowlers traditionally get the ball to move in the air by applying shine to one side via sweat or saliva, but new regulations being considered to outlaw the practice will change the game
  • That prompted former Australia captain Ian Chappell to suggest some form of ball-tampering be allowed
  • All international cricket - including cash-rich tournaments such as the IPL - has been halted by the coronavirus, with no clear timetable for a resumption

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