These guidelines are based on the Zurich Consensus statement published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in November 2013, a number of recent multisport forums, Consensus Panels and direct consultation with World Leaders and research centres in the field of concussion. The ECB medical panel has looked at best practice across sports and consulted documents such as FIFA ‘Concussion Guidelines’ 2014, BHRA and IRB/RFU 2014 guidelines.

Finally, a consultation process was undertaken on 13th May 2015 with the ECB medical panel, FCCC CMOs, Neurosurgical and Neurosciences concussion research team from NIHR Birmingham. The issues specific to cricket were debated, resulting in these concussion guidelines. The current management pathway helps to define application in the cricket environment. The consensus panel agreed that decisions taken and tools recommended would be supported by existing scientific evidence where available.

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