Umpires wearing gloves to inspect the ball is among changes that cricket administrators will likely implement when the sport returns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Umpires may wear gloves to handle the ball and refuse to take a bowler’s hat whenever cricket returns from its COVID-19 stoppage, while dressing-room beers are set to remain on ice.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released a set of guidelines, developed by the governing body’s medical advisory committee in consultation with members, for the safe resumption of the sport.
The England vs West Indies Test Matches will have fake crowd noise in the broadcast as the UK continues to fight against COVID-19. With no crowds it’s going to sound a lot like 1934 when the ABC’s famous synthetic radio broadcasts first entertained audiences.