Prioritising player safety: The ICC’s new regulations for cricket helmets
Cricket is a gentleman’s game, and what would it be if not for the symbols and standards that distinguish it from all other games/sports - the signature cherry red/white leather ball, the perfectly chiseled bat, the pads, and the topic of the article at hand - the helmet with grilles.
Cricket equipment and related safety standards have been a point of debate for a long time. This debate was reignited when the International Cricket Council announced the introduction of new helmet regulations, which became effective as of 1 January 2017. Accordingly, this piece examines:
- The dangers at hand
- The ICC’s new Standards and Regulations for Helmets
- Reasons for the ICC’s revision of its Helmet Regulations
- Challenges to compliance
- Author’s conclusions and suggestions
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- Tags: Australia | Cricket | Governance | India | International Cricket Council (ICC) | Regulation | United Kingdom (UK)
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