12 Sep 2019

Extreme heat could impact how we play sport

From First Up, 5:53 am on 12 September 2019

Most of us know the impact climate change is having on our planet - but what about the way it could impact on the sports we watch and play? Well, a new report launched at the home of cricket, Lords, says rising temperatures could lead to cricketers suffering from heat stroke and needing medical intervention. It makes a number of recommendations, including playing games during cooler periods of the day, calling off games if temperatures rise above a certain point, and changing the clothing players wear. One person who knows only too well what playing in extreme heat can do is former Blackcap Hamish Marshall, who told me just how much the heat affected him during a particular game.