The International Cricket Council (ICC) has approved temporary changes to the playing conditions in view of the coronavirus.
The chief executive committee of the ICC has approved all the recommendations of the cricket committee, after which the teams will be able to get a COVID replacement player during Test matches.
According to the ICC, COVID replacement test will conduct if any player will show coronavirus symptoms during the match.
The bowlers will be banned from applying saliva on the ball and the umpires will be lenient to help the player to adjust.
The requirement of neutral umpires in international matches has been temporarily abolished and local umpires will also be appointed by the ICC. This will be the first time since 2002 that a neutral umpire will not be performing in a Test match.
The teams also got additional reviews per innings, 3 in Test cricket and 2 in ODIs.
It may be recalled that the English Cricket Board had recently approached the ICC for a change in the rules and expressed the wish that a player who showed signs of Coronavirus during the match should be included in the replacement team.
JUST IN: Interim changes to the ICC's playing regulations have been confirmed.
— ICC (@ICC) June 9, 2020