Former Australia captain Ian Chappell supported the review of ground safety measures in cricket, saying it would be a good idea to make any stricter rules to protect tail batsmen facing short pitch balls. There were incidents of head injury and substitution for concussion (mild head injury) between India and Australia before the Test series, leading to a resumption of the pace bowlers’ use of bouncers. Chappell, however, rejected the idea of banning the ball altogether.
Chappell wrote in a column, “Any idea of a complete ban on bouncers should be dismissed immediately, in the same way that bowlers would send New Zealand tail batsman Chris Martin to the pavilion as soon as he arrived. The veteran batsman of his time said, “The time has come for a worldwide review of field safety, including batsmen, bowlers and umpires, with batting technique being a priority.”
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He said, “In such a review, it would be appropriate to make any kind of strict rules to protect the tail batsmen from short pitch bowling.” Chappell, one of the skilled experts in the game, has given special attention to the safety of the players, especially the lower order batsmen. He said that it seems futile to complain that a player who has the same qualification as an outside player.
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Chappell said this in the context of the removal of Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Ravindra Jadeja, a victim of concussion during the T20 series. Chappell said, ‘This debate escalated when Chahal took three wickets and became Man of the Match in India’s close match. It seems pointless to complain about landing a player with the same qualification. It will always be difficult to please all sides. ‘