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Friday, 28 November 2014

Phillip Hughes Death Triggers Debate on Helmets and Their Safety............

Was Phillip Hughes wearing a helmet that was not good enough to protect his head? Helmet safety is in the spotlight after Australia cricketer Hughes sustained serious head injuries when struck by a short delivery on Tuesday. Hughes, 25, died on Thursday, never having regained consciousness from the blow that experts likened to the trauma experienced by car crash victims. Manufacturers say Hughes's accident was unusual and nothing on the market now would likely have prevented it. But they also say advances in cricket helmet technology are being stymied by a lack of enforcement of international safety standards and the reluctance of elite-level players who prefer the game's traditional aesthetics to adopt new styles.