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ICC Should Reduce The Weight Of A Cricket Ball To Avoid Serious Injuries

Updated on November 29, 2015

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made helmet's mandatory for its players. This development has been due to the death of former Australian batsman Phillip Hughes last year in a domestic cricket match.

After Phillip Hughes death there has been great fear in world cricket whenever a batsman has been hit on the helmet.

Helmet's only can't guarantee safety. Remember, Phillip Hughes was actually wearing a helmet on that fateful day & still he couldn't survive the hit.

Helmet's these days also have Stemguard on the rear side but not all batsman use them.

For extra protection at the back for the neck, stemguard is fixed. Stemguard is made up of a rubber-like material & foam and is fixed at the back of a helmet.

The ICC should put certain foolproof measures to protect the batsman & try to make the game safe as possible.

With all kinds of protection gears on, its not at all easy for a batsman to bat freely.

The best way to tackle a batsman fear & to make the game more safer, I would suggest that the ICC should change the weight of a cricket ball.

The weight of a cricket ball is usually between 155.9 g and 163.0 g, so it would be a great idea to reduce the weight of the ball to a safe limit so that no other cricketer suffers like Phillip Hughes.

Let me know your views about it.

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