Australian pace spearhead Pat Cummins has sought an alternative as the ICC committee plans to ban saliva usage.
The 27-year-old called for another option to replace the traditional method.
The committee led by Anil Kumble, on Tuesday, recommended restricting the use of saliva on the ball.
However, the committee has not barred the use of body sweat.
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We need to have more options: Cummins
"Sweat's not bad, but I think we need something more than that, ideally. Whatever that is, wax or I don't know what. If that's what that science is telling us, as long as we're keeping other options open, whether that is." said Cummins.
Cummins stated use of sweat will be essential
Cummins feels sweat is the only alternative to shine the ball, if saliva usage gets restricted.
"I'm glad they've let sweat remain. We've just got to make sure at the start of the spell we're sweating and we're nice and warm," he said.
He added, "Late in the day in Australia, it'll be fine, but certainly on a cold day, it could be difficult."