The Campaign for Real Conkers, the group that opposes bans on conker playing, has urged England cricketers to start playing conkers as a warm-up before Test matches after football was ruled out.
In the warm up for the current Newlands Test against South Africa England batsman Rory Burns was injured playing football during the warm-up and ruled out for the rest of the series.
Campaign organiser Keith Flett said, conkers is the ideal game for a cricket warm-up. It tests hand to eye co-ordination and allows plenty of scope for movement of the arms and legs without any significant risk of injury
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