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Cricket safety equipment

Cricketers need to buy their own cricket safety gear.

The sport’s governing body has announced plans to introduce new safety measures in 2018, including a change in the way balls are used and a requirement for batsmen to wear gloves and goggles.

The announcement comes a year after a spate of incidents involving cricket players, including the death of a 16-year-old in New Zealand, which was linked to cricket equipment.

Cricket Australia chief executive officer Steve Waugh said it was important to remember the “complexities” involved in keeping the game safe.

“We recognise that we’re in uncharted territory,” Waugh told ABC Radio Melbourne.

“But we want to do everything we can to make sure the game continues to be played safely.”

And, obviously, the introduction of this new safety policy will mean that every Australian, including kids, can play cricket safely and safely again.

“Cricbuzz staff contributed to this report.