ICC’s ‘Concussion rule’ applies in QeA Trophy once again


The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s newly introduced ‘concussion rule’ came into effect for the second time in this year’s ongoing Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy.

Sindh’s Ahsan Ali was replaced by Syed Faraz Ali after he got concussed during their match against Central Punjab in Faisalabad. He was playing at 51 runs when Bilawal Iqbal of CP hit him on his head.

Ahsan is now under the supervision of doctors for the two days where he will be taken care of completely. Faraz will play in his place for Sindh when they take on Northern at National Stadium Karachi in the next QeA Trophy round, starting from Monday.

It must be noted here that ICC’s new ‘concussion rule’ allows concussion replacement in special cases. If a player of any team gets concussed then a ‘like-for-like’ replacement can be made to avoid creating a problem for the team. The rule came into effect from August 2019.