Sport360 – Brain injury association Headway has raised fresh concerns about cricket’s response to head trauma following Afghanistan batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi’s decision to bat on after being hit on the helmet against England.

Summary

  • Brain injury association Headway has raised fresh concerns about cricket’s response to head trauma following Afghanistan batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi’s decision to bat on after being hit on the helmet against England.
  • Hashmatullah turned his back on an 88mph bouncer from Mark Wood during Tuesday’s World Cup game at Old Trafford and was immediately felled after impact.
  • Hashmatullah said after the match he did not want to worry his mother, who was watching the game on television, and did not want to let his side down.
  • Wood did just that, despite admitting initial anxiety over the batsman’s condition, with Hashmatullah gamely passing the examination.
  • The International Cricket Council explained that any decision to remove an individual was a matter for the team, not the governing body.

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