5-run penalty for saliva use to shine the ball: International Cricket Council

September 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgDUBAI: The International Cricket Council on Tuesday announced some interim changes to playing regulations of the game due to the COVID-19 pandemic.According to a statement released by the ICC, these changes include the ban on the use of saliva to shine the ball. Ban on applying saliva to the ball: Players will not be permitted to use saliva to shine the ball. If a player does apply saliva to the ball, the umpires will manage the situation with some leniency during an initial period of adjustment for the players, but subsequent instances will result in the team receiving a warning. A team can be issued up to two warnings per innings but repeated use of saliva on the ball will result in a 5-run penalty to the batting side. Whenever saliva is applied to the ball, the umpires will be instructed to clean the ball before play recommences. Agencies Also Watch: OIL Authorities Say Efforts on To Control the Firelast_img read more

Ugandan officials handed CAF duties

December 22, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgIvan Kintu Bayige will officiate at the Beach Soccer AFCON in Egypt (Photo by FUFA Media)MENGO – Uganda’s top ranked FIFA beach soccer referee Ivan Kintu Bayige has been appointed by CAF to officiate at the 2019 AFCON Beach soccer finals   in Egypt from 8th-14th December 2018.Bayige will appear at the AFCON Beach Soccer finals for the 2nd time having made his maiden appearance in Nigeria-2016.Ali Mwebe will be one of the two tournament’s General Coordinators.Meanwhile FIFA referees William Oloya will handle the CAF Confederation Cup match between Malawi’s Silver Strikers and Association Omnisport Center MberiSportif of Gabon. He was appointed together with Okello Dick and Okello Lee as the 1st and 2nd assistants respectively.Ssali Mashood was also assigned as the fourth Official of the match in Lilongwe, Malawi.More Ugandan FIFA referees Alex Muhabi, Isa Masembe, Musa Balikoowa and Ali Sabilah  have also been appointed to handle CAF Champions League match between El Hilah (Sudan) vs JKU (Zanzibar) on 27th/28th November 2018.FIFA referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga will be the 4th official of the match between Miracle De Bandran of Comoros and Al Ittihad (Libya) on 28th November 2018.Match Commissioner Mike Letti will be in Burundi for the CAF Champions League match between Le Messager de Ngozi Fc and Ismaily of Egypt on 28th November 2018.Comments Tags: CafFUFARefereeslast_img read more