Two untoward incidents affecting cricket in the last two days

Bangladesh cricket was bereft of a fine young cricketer who lost his life due to a long illness.

Robiul Alam
Robiul Alam was a bright prospect in Bangladesh cricket. (Photo Source: bdcrictime)

Two unfortunate incidents have taken place across the world in the last two days that have a relation with cricket. 24-year-old Bangladeshi pacer Robiul Alam who had been suffering from illness for a long time passed away on Tuesday. It has been known that both of his kidneys were damaged. Robiul became severely sick during a practice session last year and was immediately taken to a hospital. After a few days, it was discovered that both his kidneys were damaged.

BDCrictime reported that after being helped by different parts of Bangladesh, Robiul was taken to India for better treatment and successfully re-gained his fitness with medical help. In fact, Robiul came back home this June and started preparations to play again. However, his health relapsed and he became sick again before Eid-ul-Azha.


The loss comes as a blow for Bangladesh as the youngster was a bright name in the domestic arena of Bangladesh cricket. Robiul was the highest wicket taker in 2015’s Comilla district premier league. Later in 2016, he became the best bowler in “Moneygram Pacer Hunt.”

An untoward incident further West

An Italian city banned the game of cricket in parks following an untoward incident where a two-year-old boy was struck by a ball while he was in the balcony of his house. After the ball struck the boy in the head, the mayor of Bolzano in northern Italy banned the game in the city’s parks. The boy was about 100 meters away from the game, and he recovered from a concussion after a while. Bolzano has now regulated an order restricting cricket to tennis courts and a baseball field.

Mayor Renzo Caramaschi said the ban was prompted by an email he had received from the boy’s family about the cricket ball having hit their son and the after effects. Even though very few Italians play the game of cricket, it is a huge hit among migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan.