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Australian batsman try helmets with neck safety feature

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Hobart, March 12: Australian cricketers on Thursday tried out a new helmet attachment that is designed to protect back of the neck and head.

At training, the likes of Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell and George Bailey all sported the new 'Masuri StemGuard' helmet safety attachment during their net sessions, reports

British manufacturer Masuri earlier this month unveiled the StemGuard - made of honeycomb plastic and foam. It offers additiol protection to the exposed back of the head and neck.

The step to manufacture such a helmet came after November 27, 2014, when Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, 25, was hit on the back of his head by a bouncer during a domestic match. He succumbed three days later in a hospital. IANS

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