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The ICC has permitted the use of coronavirus substitutes in Tests but banned the use of saliva to shine the ball in a series of interim measures.

Teams will be allowed to replace anyone suffering with COVID-19 symptoms with a like-for-like replacement, approved by the match referee, although this only applies to Test matches and not ODIs or T20Is.

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Umpires will initially show leniency towards players who apply saliva but subsequent instances will result in the team receiving a warning and any further infringements after two warnings in an innings will result in five runs being awarded to the batting side.

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