he has been approached by phil's sister and others in terms of "please don't blame yourself" I was in Antigua a few years ago and a man was brain damaged in a local match.So terribly sad. I would have been thrilled if my son chose cricket; such a safe sport. A great tragedy for the poor bowler, too.
he has been approached by phil's sister and others in terms of "please don't blame yourself" I was in Antigua a few years ago and a man was brain damaged in a local match.
The upside is Helmets are about to change on an INTERNATIONAL level
Jam dies in unfortunate donut sex trystSuch an awful thing to happen. Driving a car is more dangerous, though. Death is ghastly, but inevitable. Truly awful when it happens to the young. I hope I die having an orgasm when I'm 95. No headlines, please.
So terribly sad. I would have been thrilled if my son chose cricket; such a safe sport. A great tragedy for the poor bowler, too.
Tragic and really feel for the bowler.
It'll be interesting to see how this plays out long term and whether it's seen as a freak accident or whether the "where theres a blame theres a claim" lawyers hijack it all and it is seen as a fundamental flaw in the most basic of safety gear.
Phil Hughes wasn't wearing the lastest model helmet
The newer model had more protection around the neck region
The manufacturer respectfully has said they don't know if this extra protection would have saved Phil or not and they continue analysing the footage.
Plus they can show hundreds of footage where batsman have been hit flush in the head and survived with little to no drama afterwards, and in these times they have continued to upgrade and improve their helmets.
Given that, highly unlikely you sue the helmet manufacturer.
It was just a freak, unfortunate accident.
An umpire in Israel died a day after Hughes died. A ball was slogged hard by the batsman and hit the stumps at the umpires end and deflected onto the side of his face at speed as he tried to avoid it. Hillel Oscar was his name he was 55yo
Isn't it easier and safer to just outlaw that pitch that's designed to bounce up at the batter's head at velocity?
I obviously don't know cricket but the ball (bowl?) is what killed him. Not allowing it to be thrown like that might be the simplest way to solve the problem.
To me it doesn't matter that it was a freak accident, one death like this should be enough to wake people up to the danger.