Helmets/ Head Protectors

Effective 1 January 2017, the ICC incorporated into the ICC Clothing and Equipment Regulations a regulation that stipulates if any player when batting elects to wear a helmet, in international cricket, that it must be compliant with the new British Standard (BSi) - BS7928:2013. Effective 1 January 2017, the ICC incorporated into the ICC Clothing and Equipment Regulations a regulation that stipulates if any player when batting elects to wear a helmet, in international cricket, that it must be compliant with the new British Standard (BSi) - BS7928:2013. 

Key features of the new specification, BS7928:2013

  • It now includes a facial contact projectile test that assesses for penetration of the ball through the faceguard, and contact of the faceguard onto the face, using realistic ball impact speeds and conditions.

  • Head protectors have been tested separately against men’s and junior sized cricket balls (a five-and-a-half ounce ball and a four-and-three-quarter ounce ball, respectively). 

Purchasing a helmet

When purchasing a new helmet, it is important to look at the label. Head protectors that have been tested against and comply with the new specification will be clearly labelled “BS7928:2013” and will contain clear labelling setting out whether the head protector has been tested against 

(i) a men’s standard ball size of 5 ½ ounces, 
(ii) a junior standard ball size of 4 ¾ ounces, or 
(iii) both men’s and junior size balls.

The list of known helmets that met the BSi (BS7928:13), as of 1 December 2017, is below.

About the List

The list distinguishes between helmets which are approved for use in senior (men’s) and junior cricket, and also includes some helmets which have been approved for use at both levels. 

There is neither a pre-existing specific women’s helmet nor is there any BSi specification.However, as the size of the standard women’s cricket ball is between the standard men’s and junior’s balls, it is recommended that women use helmets which have been tested against both the men’s and junior sized ball or at least against the junior size ball (because the smaller ball could potentially get through the gap above the faceguard on a men’s helmet).


ICC Clothing and Equipment Regulations

British Standard (BS7928:2013) Compliant Helmets as of 8 May 2018

Manufacturer

Model

Tested against

Men's balls

Junior balls

Ayrtek

Premier Tek with Steel faceguard

x

 

Premier Tek with Steel faceguard youth

 

x

Dukes

Legend Senior

x

 

Legend Junior

 

x

Ganador

Pro Small

x

 

Pro Medium

x

 

Pro Large

x

 

Gray-Nicolls

Atomic Helmet

x

x

Test Opener Helmet

x

x

Player

x

x

Junior Elite

x

x

Gunn & Moore

Icon Geo Senior Large

x

 

Icon Geo Senior

x

x

Icon Geo Senior Small

x

x

Icon Geo Junior

 

x

Purist Geo Senior Large

x

 

Purist Geo Senior

x

x

Purist Geo Junior

 

x

Purist Geo Junior Small

 

x

Purist Geo II Senior Large

x

 

Purist Geo II Senior

x

x

Purist Geo II Junior

 

x

Purist Geo II Junior Small

 

x

Zona Geo Senior Large

x

 

Zona Geo Senior

x

x

Zona Geo Senior Small

x

x

Zona Geo Junior

 

x

Incredible Cricket Company

Xero Senior

x

 

Xero Junior

x

x

Kookaburra

Pro 400 Senior

x

 

Pro 400 Junior

 

x

Pro 400 Mini

 

x

Pro 600 X Small/ Small

x

x

Pro 600 Medium

x

x

Pro 600 Large/ X Large

x

x

Viper Senior

x

 

Viper Junior

 

x

Pro 800 Senior

x

 

Pro 800 Junior

 

x

Pro 1200 X Small/ Small

x

x

Pro 1200 Medium

x

x

Pro 1200 Large/ X Large

x

x

Pro 1500 X Small/ Small

x

x

Pro 1500 Medium

x

x

Pro 1500 Large/ X Large

x

x

Masuri

Legacy Series Senior

x

 

Legacy Series Junior

 

x

Vison Series Elite Titanium Senior

x

x

Vision Series Elite Titanium Junior

 

x

Vision Series Elite Steel Senior

x

x

Vision Series Elite Steel Junior

 

x

Vision Series Test Titanium Senior

x

x

Vision Series Test Titanium Junior

 

x

Vision Series Test Steel Senior

x

x

Vision Series Test Steel Junior

 

x

Vision Series Club Senior

x

 

Vision Series Club Boys

 

x

Vision Series Club Youths

 

x

MRP Sports

MAXED inferno senior

x

 

MAXED inferno junior

x

x

Protech

Forma Pro SRS Mild Steel Junior

x

x

Forma Pro SRS Mild Steel Youth

x

x

Forma Pro SRS Mild Steel Small/Medium

x

x

Forma Pro SRS Mild Steel Large/XL

x

x

Forma Pro SRS Stainless Steel Junior

x

 

Forma Pro SRS Stainless Steel Youth

x

 

Forma Pro SRS Stainless Steel Small/Medium

x

 

Forma Pro SRS Stainless Steel Large/XL

x

 

Forma Pro SRS Titanium Junior

x

 

Forma Pro SRS Titanium Youth

x

 

Forma Pro SRS Titanium Small/Medium

x

 

Forma Pro SRS Titanium Large/XL

x

 

Ram Cricket

Protec Junior

x

x

Protec Senior

x

 

Reader

Sovereign Senior

x

 

Sovereign Junior

 

x

Sovereign Mini

 

x

Sanspareils Greenlands

Carbotech Junior

x

x

Carbotech Senior x  

Shrey

Master Class AIR Titanium

x

 

MasterClass Air X Titanium

 

x

Pro Guard AIR Titanium

x

 

Pro Guard X Air Titanium

 

x

Master Class Stainless Steel

x

 

Pro Guard Stainless Steel

x

 

Armor Senior Steel

x

x

Armor Youth Steel

x

x

Performance Senior Steel

x

x

Performance Youth Steel

x

x

Stanford Cricket Industries

Platinum Senior

x

 

Platinum Junior

 

x

Triumph Senior

x

 

Triumph Junior

 

x

Slazenger

International (senior)

x

 

International (junior)

 

x

Yonker

Protech senior

x

 

Protech junior

x

x

Matrix senior

x

 

Matrix junior

x

x



Note to manufacturers: When a new helmet meets the BSi (BS7928:2013) and is certified to be in conformity with Council Directive 89/686/EEC and associated amendments relating to personal protective equipment, manufacturers are asked to provide documentary evidence of this compliance to clive.hitchcock@icc-cricket.com and ben.leaver@icc-cricket.com, so that the helmet can be added to the list.