The ICC says it is important the sport does not “over-react” following Hughes’ death.
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) says a clampdown on bouncers is unlikely despite the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes on Thursday.
The cricket world was in shock last week after Hughes passed away two days after being struck in the back of the head by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield clash.
ICC chief executive David Richardson told BBC Radio that it was important the sport did not “over-react”.
“We need to try and keep our perspective,” Richardson was quoted as saying by Reuters.
“It’s a bit early to determine, but my initial reaction is that that’s unlikely.
“People have died by being struck on the heart before. I don’t think cricket needs to over-react, but do what we can.”
Current ICC regulations allow two bouncers per over in Test and one-day internationals and one per over in Twenty20 cricket.