Teen Dies After Being Injured During Cricket Match

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Dhaka: A Bangladeshi teenager died after being hit by a ball during a cricket match at the Balur Math ground in Dhaka.

According to the police, 17-year-old Rafiqul Islam was umpiring in the match when he was hit by a ball on chest.

A senior police officer Enamul Haque said, “A group of youths were playing cricket in the field and the boy was the umpire. He collapsed on the field after a ball hit him in the chest.”
“He was from a very poor family. His father is a rickshaw-puller and his mother works as a house maid. They buried him last night,” Sport24 quoted Haque, as saying.

Two years ago Bengal’s Under-19 cricket captain Ankit Keshri, who was seriously injured while fielding in a match here, passed away in a hospital. He sustained injury on head and shoulder and collapsed on the spot and was rushed to the hospital. He suffered a heart attack.

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