London: A cricketer has died after being struck on the chest by cricket ball during a local league match in Surrey according to a report in BBC. Bavalan Pathmanathan, 24, was batting for Manipay Parish Sports Club in the British Tamil League on Sunday. An air ambulance was called but he passed away due to injuries.
In November, Australia batsman Phillip Hughes died two days after being struck on the top of the helmet by a ball during a domestic match in Sydney. A spokesman from South East Coast Ambulance Service confirmed they attended at around 7pm.
He said: “We were called to Windmill Lane, Long Ditton, to reports that a man in his 20s had been injured by a cricket ball striking his chest.”We sent an ambulance and two cars to the scene along with an ambulance from the London Ambulance Service and the air ambulance also.”The man was treated at the scene and then taken into Kingston Hospital in a life-threatening condition.” Bavalan subsequently passed away with the cause of death believed to be heart failure.