Concussion subs in international cricket soon

2019-07-17 at 14:17

Concussion substitutes are likely to be introduced to international cricket in time for the men’s Ashes Test series next month.

The issue is on the agenda at the ICC annual conference, currently being held in London.

Cricinfo reports the changes to playing conditions will almost certainly be approved and implemented quickly.

The discussion surrounding the use of concussion substitutes has grown following the death of Phillip Hughes, who was struck on the head by a ball during a match in November 2014.

The ICC has conducted trials and also used research carried out by CA into cricket-specific effects of concussion.

During the recently concluded Men’s World Cup, there was a concerted push to increase education around recognising the symptoms of and highlighting the dangers of continuing to play with concussion.