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ICC to allow concussion substitute in Test Cricket


The International Cricket Council (ICC), in their ongoing annual conference in London, is discussing over the idea of introducing concussion substitute in Test cricket. 

ICC to allow concussion substitute in Test Cricket

Such kind of substitutes might be in action from the forthcoming Ashes series starting on 1st of August this year.

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However, it’s not a fresh concept from the authorities since the probable application of a concussion substitute has been in discussion since the death of Phillip Hughes after he was struck by a bouncer in a List-A match in 2014.

Following the tragedy, Cricket Australia introduced the concept of concussion substitutes in their men’s and women’s domestic tournaments and in the BBL for the 2016-17 season.

Stronger measures in this regard have been voiced in recent times. After Cricket Australia’s initiative, players must leave the field if directed to by a doctor for further testing or in the case of a concussion diagnosis.

But it is yet to be decided whether the introduction of the substitute rule will see a certain levels of medical staff or if an independent doctor would be required at all international matches.

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