Cricket Australia makes it mandatory for players to wear neck guards while facing fast, medium-pace bowling in domestic, international matches


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Veteran batters Steven Smith and David Warner could be forced to wear neck guards as Cricket Australia has made it mandatory for international and domestic players to do so from October 1. Under the new playing conditions for 2023-24, every Australian player on international and domestic cricket will be required to wear neck protectors fixed or fitted to the rear of helmets when facing fast or medium-pace bowling in all CA-sanctioned competitions, according to cricket.com.au.