Remember the date, 24th November 2014? This is one of the darkest days for the world of cricket. Playing at an Australian domestic league, Phillip Hughes, the bright prospect of the Cricket Australia was struck by a rising ball from Sean Abbott. Two days later he breath last at a Sydney hospital. Not only his mates’ but everyone who adores the game of cricket was grief-stricken. Over the years, no headway has been registered in the vertical of headgear equipment. And, do you know that L guard was introduced in the year 1874, and in 1974 Tony Grieg becomes the first player to wear the helmet? Thus, as a matter of truth, it took about 100 hundred years for us to understand the importance of head, and to prevent cricket head injuries.
Heart of the Matter as on Day 1
Sadeera was struck on the head by a sweeping from Murli Vijay of the bowling of Perera while fielding at short leg. Though, after the blow he looked absolutely fine started fielding next over, umpire Llong went to Sadeera for a brief talk and immediately called the Sri Lankan physician to review his condition. Later, he was taken off the field and underwent CT scan. Based on the report, he had a day’s rest. He didn’t come out to bat at his usual position of the opening.
ICC recently released an advisory asking players and umpires to stay vigilant when it comes to head and neck injuries. ICC asked players to go off the field if they are feeling any sort of discomfort after the head blow.
As per Australian Policy, a player who is hit on the head is not allowed to play on the same day, a day’s rest is an absolute necessity, after the tragic episode of Phillip Hughes has woken up the safety of players at the field.