13 comments
Leon Verster
Leon Verster

To try and keep a cricket ball in mint condition, is now frowned upon!! Let's see what happens in the future ??

Byron Zeelie
Byron Zeelie

All the more reason to destroy the Aussie's today. I hope every SA player has some sort of flavoured sweet today.

Aidan William Naude
Aidan William Naude

Can anyone comment on what is happening to Kohli and him being caught on camera doing the exact same thing. Seems a vendetta against a unified side is the only agenda in Australia.

Frank Grootboom
Frank Grootboom

I think there is a much simpler solution. I myself played school and club cricket for almost 2 decades. Banned every player from using any form of using any artificial substance on a cricket ball. My other controversial point is stop players from shining the ball. In no other ball sport do you have to altered the ball to get a certain effect. Why can't you just bowl and don't do anything else to the cricket ball?

Sharon Jefferies
Sharon Jefferies

Actually golf is as pedantic about handling the ball \U0001f631

Frank Grootboom
Frank Grootboom

World Cricket over the past 100 years has done this to themselves. Why should you try to change a new cricket ball which was given to you at the start of the innings? Bowlers should just bowl with their natural abilities and skills without tampering or shining the bowl to get a different result. I've never seen golfers, tennis players, soccer players or even rugby players do certain things to the ball. Why can't cricket players do the same?

Leon Verster
Leon Verster

We need a list of what may be done to the ball and what is not allowed. Would have thought that toffee was a no-no. Imagine a ball coming to stop where it pitches......would be so unfair to all batsmen !!!!!

Ian Robinsin
Ian Robinsin

Would love to know how many times the ball was tampered with in a game in the 60's 70's and 80's before cameras became more involved

Grant Fairley
Grant Fairley

Rocked! No. What is the ICC plan going forward. Are they going to have men in white coats running onto the field taking saliva samples. The ICC is fast becoming a joke.