A South Australian Council is planning to ban the use of cricket balls across parks in Adelaide because "someone might die".
The Port Adelaide Enfield Council are preparing a report brought forward by independent Councillor Mark Basham into the use of hard balls in local parks.
Cricket is a hobby practiced by thousands of Australian children and families every day without incident, so surely this issue will just fizzle into nothing.
However, penalties are not being proposed for those who use cricket balls, but rather a discussion on what can be done to prevent the odd occasion that someone might get injured as a result of being struck by a ball.
Signs and the use of tennis balls are being encouraged by both Basham and Councillor Carol Martin, who backed the proposal, as an alternative to using a real cricket ball.
It is safe to say that all of this can be solved by just using some common sense when out and about with a cricket ball.