Umpires can refuse bowlers' caps and sweaters when cricket returns

____________________________________________________ More on coronavirus: ____________________________________________________ But it will remain the umpire's choice as to whether they want to cover their hands, in line with ECB policy on protective gear such as arm guards, helmets and shin pads for their officials. Meanwhile, it will be the responsibility of individual boards rather than the MCC, the sport's lawmakers, to decide whether the use of saliva to shine the ball is increasing the potential for contamination and adjust their playing regulations accordingly. Surrey will stand down Australia international D'Arcy Short as overseas player if this year's Vitality Blast is played behind closed doors due to the financial ramifications of there being no crowd.