Bangladesh teenage cricketer dies after angry batsman hurls a stump
by Arya Author
Published - Feb 6, 2017 3:02 pm | Updated - Feb 6, 2017 4:38 pm
A 14-year-old cricketer in the age group level cricket in Bangladesh died after a stump was hurled at him by an angry batsman during a friendly match between two neighbouring teams. The scenario was confirmed by the local police. According to assistant police commissioner Jahangir Alam, Faisal Hossain was fielding during a match in Chittagong when the culprit batsman was given out by the onfield umpire.
“The batsman was furious when he saw that he was stumped or bowled out. He grabbed a stump and threw it in the air. The stump hit part of the neck and head of Faisal who was fielding close to the wicket,” the police officer said.
“He collapsed on the ground in pain and was declared dead after he was taken to a hospital. The batsman has been detained and will be prosecuted for causing unintentional death, he further added. Physical clashes are quite prevalent in Bangladesh where they take cricket very seriously even at the village level.
“It enraged the batsman who picked up a stump and hit Shikdar on the back of his head. He collapsed on the field and died on the way to a clinic,” police chief Bhuiya Mahboob Hasan said. It was just in May last year when a similar kind of instance happened in Bangladesh. Here also the batsman hurled a stump towards a 16-year-old cricketer after he mocked the umpire for a no-ball delivery.
It is not the first time that a cricketer has died on a cricket field but surely the reason behind the unfortunate death is pretty shocking. On 27th November 2014 Australian batsman Philip Hughes died after a ball hit him on his neck.
He collapsed on the ground instantly and died in hospital after 5 days, just 3 days prior to his 26th birthday. The unfortunate incident happened during a Sheffield Shield when Sean Abbott bowled a fierce bouncer to Hughes. He attempted a pull but missed it completely only to be struck just under the ears.