Brief bowling "core a part of cricket" – World Cricket Committee

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Washington Sundar in India dodged a hostile short delivery from Australian Pat Cummins in Brisbane last month

The MCC's World Cricket Committee says short bowling is a "centerpiece of the game" as lawmakers prepare to begin a consultation on whether the law on such supplies is appropriate for modern day cricket.

The law currently allows bouncers up to head height, with anything above head height being considered no-ball.

The review follows an increase in research on concussion in sports in recent years, with Premier League football a Try for a concussion replacement this month.

The final proposal and recommendations for change or not will be decided by the MCC committee in December 2021.

The World Cricket Committee, which is funded and administered by the MCC and chaired by former England Captain Mike Gatting, recently videoconferenced the issue and "agreed that bowling is a key part of the game, especially at . " the elite level ".

The committee also discussed other aspects of the game at all levels that could reduce the risk of injury and agreed to provide feedback during the consultation which begins in March.

The consultation will raise questions such as whether a concussion should be recognized as an injury other than another injury sustained, and whether lower order batsmen should be protected further than the law currently allows.

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