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. 

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 4 September 2019, 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 4 September 2019

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
Diamond Geo Junior   x
Diamond Geo Senior x 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
Zelos Geo Junior   x
Zelos Geo Senior  x 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
Original Series MKII Legacy Junior   x
Original Series MKII Legacy Senior x  
Original Series MKII Test Steel Junior   x
Original Series MKII Test Steel Senior x x
Original Series MKII Test Titanium Senior x x
Original Series MKII Elite Titanium Senior x  
Original Series MKII Elite Steel Senior x  
Original Series WK MKII Test Titanium Senior x x
Original Series WK MKII Test Steel Junior   x
Original Series WK MKII Test Steel Senior x x
C-Line Steel Junior   x
C-Line Steel Senior x x
T-Line Steel Junior   x
T-Line Steel Senior x x
T-Line Titanium Senior x x
E-Line Titanium Senior x  
Buffalo Sports Matrix Cricket Helmet - Junior x x
Matrix Cricket Helmet - Senior 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  
Forma Pro AXIS Mild Steel Faceguard– Small x x
Forma Pro AXIS Mild Steel Faceguard– Medium x x
Forma Pro AXIS Mild Steel Faceguard– Large/XL x x
Forma Pro AXIS Titanium Faceguard– Small x x
Forma Pro AXIS Titanium Faceguard– Medium x x
Forma Pro AXIS Titanium Faceguard– Large/XL x x
RAM Protec Junior x x
Protec Senior x  
Reader Sovereign Senior  x  
Sovereign Junior   x
Sovereign Mini   x
Shrey  Master Class AIR 2.0 Titanium x x
Master Class AIR 2.0 Stainless Steel x x
Pro Guard AIR 2.0 Titanium x x
Pro Guard AIR 2.0 Stainless Steel x x
Armor 2.0 Steel Senior x x
Armor 2.0 Steel Junior x x
Performance Steel Senior x x
Performance Steel Junior x x
Classic 2.0 Steel Senior x x
Classic 2.0 Steel Junior x x
Master Class AIR Titanium x  
Master Class AIR Stainless Steel x  
Pro Guard AIR Titanium x  
Pro Guard AIR Stainless Steel x  
Armor Steel x x
Master Class AIR X Titanium   x
Pro Guard AIR X Stainless Steel   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 derick.dsouza@icc-cricket.com so that the helmet can be added to the list.