The International Cricket Council has approved new rule changes to help manage the return to cricket amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first rule is the allowance of substitution of players who show symptoms of coronavirus.
This will likely follow similar protocols as the concussion substitute that was introduced in 2019 which allows a player to be replaced in the line-up in the even of a concussion injury or in this case showing signs of COVID-19 for the remainder of the match.
The ban on saliva has also been formally written into the laws with a two warning system in place before a five-run penalty is issued to try and curb the use of saliva in altering the condition of the ball.
There has also been an approval for non-neutral umpires to be used moving forward owing to the logistical issues of travel in the current circumstances.