ICC World Cup 2019: Adam Zampa Draws Flak for Using Hand-Warmers in England
Of late, talented leg-spinner Adam Zampa has faced heat on social media. The fans from India, in particular, have accused the exciting prospect of being involved in a ball-tampering. However, Zampa has used hand-warmers to keep himself warm in prevailing cold conditions in the United Kingdom (UK). During the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 game, Zampa used hand-warmers on the field in a bid to beat the cold.
Well, Zampa is not the only player who has used this equipment. The players of Team India have also used the hand-warmers during the ODI showpiece.
With June being considered as one of the driest months in England, but unfortunately, it didn’t go the way world cricket governing body ICC would have had wanted. So far, four games ended up without any result. And, it has already become a record in the World Cup events.
The 27-year-old exciting spinner Zampa has attracted the social media users during India-Australia clash. Thus, it further saw many cricketing pundits giving their views. Also, Aussie skipper Aaron Finch during the post-match presentation cleared the air by maintaining it’s a part of cricket equipment which helps fielders to keep their hands warm.
R Sridhar came to Zampa’s rescue:
So much so, PTI in its report quoted Team India fielding coach R Sridhar. He categorically maintained that hand-warmer is seen as the primary option in a bid to get feeling back in hands during the fielding in severely cold conditions.
“I think hand-warmers is obviously the first option to keep your hands warm,” Sridhar said.
Moreover, Sridhar added running from one position to another apart from an exercise of throwing a ball also helps fielders to keep their body warm. While speaking at the post-match presser following an abandoned game against New Zealand due to bad weather, Sridhar added the practice under the same weather allows players to acclimatise to the conditions at the earliest.
“That also keeps you warm between overs and doesn’t allow your body to cool down. Also, we practice in the same weather, so that also gives us a heads up,” Sridhar concluded.
India-New Zealand game ended on a sad note due to the wet outfield. Since past 48 hours, the incessant rains lashed out the Nottingham. The batting paradise Trent Bridge couldn’t host the high-profile clash. The two teams are yet to lose a game in the twelfth edition of the World Cup.
Over the years, technology has majorly helped the distinct teams. It further saw cricketing gears playing a crucial role in thwarting any untoward incident.
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