20 years old Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri dies after on-field collision
Updated - Apr 20, 2015 10:01 am
20 years old Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri dies after on-field collision: Ankit Keshri a 20 years old cricketer from Bengal died today morning after he collided with a teammate while attempting to take a catch. In this strange event, Ankit in an attempt to grab a catch collided with teammate Sourabh Mondal, following it he fell on the ground and when it was noticed that he had stopped breathing for a while, the cricketer was instantly rushed to the hospital where he died with a cardiac arrest.
Ankit who is a former Bengal U-19 cricketer was playing the Cricket Association of Bengal Division 1 knock out game East Bengal and Bhawanipore at the Jadavpur University Campus ground in Kolkata. The incident happened during the 44th over of the innings, Sourabh Mondal was bowling and as soon as he saw the ball flying in the air towards cover and decided to go for it.
While Keshri fielding at deep covers thought it was his catch and sprinted, both the players had their eyes set on the ball and failed to see the other one coming. Shibsagar Singh who was fielding at point while this fatal accident happened said that Sourbah’s knees hit Ankit on his neck and head.
According to the CAB officials present at the ground, there was no medical negligence on part of the organizers and he was instantly helped with medical aid and once the situation looked out of their manageable limits and within minutes the player was rushed to the nearby Nightingale Hospital.
The doctors were supposed to refer him to a specialist for further treatment on Monday, but on Satuday night Ankit Keshri suffered a heart attack, though he was put on ventilator but could not survive and was declared dead.