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Aussies want concussion subs

Australia urged the International Cricket Council to follow their lead and introduce concussion substitutes after opener Matthew Renshaw was ruled out of the third Test against Pakistan following a blow to the head.

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The 20-year-old withdrew after feeling unwell and suffering headaches after being hit on the helmet for the second time in three days during the Sydney Test.

Cricket Australia have new rules in place for concussion subs in domestic games following recommendations from an independent investigation into the death of Phillip Hughes in 2014.

"The more experience we have with this, the more common it is, there will be pressure on the ICC to do something about a concussion sub," Australian team doctor Peter Brukner told reporters.


(File Photo: AFP)


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