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Gloves and face masks for umpires, players

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By BIPIN DANI

Professor Arjuna de Silva, the renowned physician in Sri Lanka has proposed the use of gloves by the on field umpires and face masks for the players. 


“The umpires should have no problem if they use nitrite gloves and carry bowler’s belongings. It is very thin and strong.” 


“It is essential for the umpires to use gloves because they also need to examine the ball frequently.”

 
Professor de Silva, who was also a member of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Medical Panel, has also suggested face masks to be used by the players. 


“The players may find initial discomfort with the masks but they will get used to it.” 


“Players should definitely stop applying saliva as it is very infective in relation to COVID-19 and it is a very unhygienic anyway.”  

 

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