Former International Cricket Council chief Jagmohan Dalmiya has called on the game`s administrators to work on upgrading safety standards to ensure that incidents like the shock death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes never happen again.
The death of Australian batsman Philip Hughes struck by a bouncer may have reignited the debate of safety in cricket, but former India captain Nari Contractor, one of the first to fall to a bouncer, is not in favour of a "knee jerk reaction".
The historic Eden Gardens on Tuesday turned the clock back as Nari Contractor and Ted Dexter, the oldest surviving former captains of India and England respectively, recounted about the 1962 Test here.
Nari Contractor, who led India to its first cricket Test series win against England over half-a-century ago, disapproved skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s continued insistence on a rank turner from Day 1 of the home matches recently.
Virag Awate on Tuesday became only the second Indian after Nari Contractor to have scored two hundreds on first-class debut as Maharashtra walked away with three points by virtue of taking the first-innings lead against Vidarbha in their drawn Ranji Trophy match here.