Concussion Substitutes
Bangladesh | Picture: ICC

Amidst the ongoing day-night Test against India on Friday, Bangladesh became the first international team to have two concussion substitutes in the same match.

The incident took place during the day of the Eden Gardens Test.

Nayeem Hassan and Litton Das were struck on the helmet and as a result, both players had to be taken off.

Taijul Islam replaced Nayeem while Mehidy Hassan replaced Litton Das.

Till now, five concussion substitutes have been used. Australia’s Marnus Labuscgane was the first concussion substitute after he came on to replace Steve Smith in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s, earlier this year.

Earlier, ahead of this year’s Ashes, the International Cricket Council (ICC) had decided to bring on the concussion substitute rule.

As per the rules, the substitute player must be a ‘like-for-like’ replacement (batsmen for batsmen and bowler for bowler). But this regulation is subject to match referees approval.

In the ongoing Test, India bundled out Bangladesh for 106 after being asked to bowl first.

For India, Ishant Sharma bagged a debut day-night test five-wicket haul and his 10th fifer overall in Test cricket.

While filing this story, India was 80/2 after openers, Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal were sent back to the pavilion.

Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli are batting on 24 and 23, respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

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