Players are using safe helmets, says the coach
Players of the visiting Sri Lankan team are using safe helmets, according to their coach Gary Stead.
In their first innings when Trent Boult was batting, the red cherry from Lasith Embuldeniya's delivery got it on the grille off the top edge. In fact, funnily, the ball was stuck in the grille of the helmet.
"He (Boult) went down to sweep a spinner's delivery but the ball went under visor and got trapped", the coach, speaking exclusively over telephone from Galle, said.
"No damage has been done. All helmets meet international standards".
"This is a Shrey helmet", James Bennett, Communications Manager - White Ferns, says from Auckland.
"Each player configures their helmet slightly differently but this is a widely used, common model of helmet", he further added.
"The ball becomes automatically dead. Therefore no further action is to be taken. No runs are allowed or no batsman can be declared out", Asoka de Silva, the former ICC umpire pointed out.
"Caught and Boult", the ICC tweeted.