“...this is only an interim measure and as long as we have hopefully control over COVID in a few months or a year’s time then I think things will go back to as normal as it can be,” Kumble told Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’.
Explaining why alternatives to saliva weren’t considered by the committee, Kumble said, “...if you look back at the history of the game, I mean we have been very critical and we have been very focused on eliminating any external substances coming into the game.”
“Whether you are literally legalising, if you are looking to do that now which obviously has had a great impact over the last couple of years,” he added.
He also gave the example of 2018 ball-tampering scandal, which led to bans on Australian cricketers Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.
“ICC took a decision but then cricket Australia took, even a more tougher stance on what happened during that series between South Africa and Australia, so we did consider that,” he said. (UNI)