ICC committee rejects trial of concussion substitute

A recommendation for a concussion substitute trial suggested by CA has been rejected by the ICC\'s cricket committee.

Published: 03rd June 2016 04:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd June 2016 04:11 PM   |  A+A-

By AP

MELBOURNE: A recommendation for a concussion substitute trial suggested by Cricket Australia has been rejected by the International Cricket Council's cricket committee.

The recommendation came out of a review into the November 2014 death of Australian test cricketer Phillip Hughes from a short-pitched delivery during a first-class match in Sydney. It suggested trialing short-term concussion substitutes for two seasons in the Sheffield Shield so that batters or bowlers hurt during a match can be replaced while they're being medically assessed.

While it acknowledged the seriousness of the issue, the ICC's cricket committee said after a two-day meeting in London that the existing laws and playing conditions allowed players to receive the "best possible medical treatment," and further change to the regulations were not required "at this time."

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