The members of Anil Kumble-led ICC panel unanimously agreed that traditional method of shining the ball must be redundant.
However, there is no restriction on the use of body sweat.
Notably, the committee has barred any external substance for polishing the ball.
'There may be warnings from the ICC', says Lee
"When you have done something your whole life where you lick your fingers and you put on the ball, it's very hard to change that overnight. I think there's going to be some leniency from the ICC, where there may be warnings," said Lee.
Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis' take on the recommendations
Faf du Plessis quoted the example of former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting.
"For the fielders, it's the same. I'm used to taking a bit of spit on my fingers before I catch the ball at slip," he said.
He added, "If you look at someone like Ricky Ponting, he has a big spit on his hands every time he tried to catch a ball."