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Last Updated on 6 years by Charbel Coorey

Source: New Zealand Cricket

One of the most extraordinary stories in the cricket world at the moment is what happened in New Zealand’s domestic 50 over competition.

In a match between Auckland and Canterbury, New Zealand Test batsman Jeet Raval hit a ball back so hard that it hit Canterbury captain Andrew Ellis in the head and went for SIX.

Immediately, I feared the worst, but thankfully (somehow), Ellis passed a concussion test and came back to bowl a further six overs, including taking the wicket of Raval.

This incident, which could have potentially been much more serious, might fuel further calls for helmets for bowlers, which has already been trialed. I certainly think this incident is a warning for the game of cricket, and should act now to ensure the bowlers are protected as much as possible. The game of cricket must not wait for more serious (and potentially fatal) injuries to bowlers before action is taken.

Otago bowler Warren Barnes trialed a custom helmet in late 2017

You can catch the report of the incident here.

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Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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