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Deaths caused by on-field incidents



IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED PLAYING THE GAME THEY LOVE



2017 -- Rafiqul Islam (Bangladesh, 17)
Rafiqul was declared dead on Friday, 6 October, at Dhaka Medical College Hospital after being rushed there in critical condition following the incident at Balur Math ground in Bangladesh's capital.
"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," local police chief Enamul Haque confirmed.
"He is from a very poor family. His father is a rickshaw-puller and mother works as a housemaid. They buried him last night," he said.

2015 -- Raymond van Schoor (Namibia, 25)
Van Schoor collapsed at the crease after suffering a stroke while representing his country in the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge against Free State in Windhoek on November 15.
The right-hand batsman retired hurt after making 15 runs off 16 balls, while chasing a target of 241 and was immediately hospitalised. Scans revealed swelling on the brain and he was admitted to the ICU.
His condition continued to deteriorate and he died on November 20.
2015 -- Bavalan Pathmanathan (Sri Lanka, 24)
Pathmanathan collapsed on the ground after being hit on the chest by a delivery while batting.
He was immediately given CPR and treated by ambulance as well as air ambulance doctors, but passed away after more than a day in intensive care in Kingston Hospital.
The incident happened during a match in the third division of the British Tamil League, which was being played in Surrey’s Long Ditton recreation grounds.
2015 -- Ankit Keshri (India, 20)
Keshri, a right-handed batsman and legspinner, came on as a substitute fielder for his club and collided with a teammate as both players went for a high catch.
He briefly lost consciousness but was resuscitated by a teammate, following which, he was rushed to hospital.
According to doctors, Keshri's condition was stable but he suffered a cardiac arrest around midnight two days later and died early the next morning.
2014 -- Hillel Oscar (Israel, 55)
The former Israeli national captain-turned-umpire, was officiating in an Israeli league cricket match in the city of Ashdod when, standing at the bowler's end, he was hit when the ball ricocheted off the stumps and hit him in the neck from a shot that came straight back down the pitch.
Players attempted to revive him after he fell to the ground and the ambulance crew that arrived soon afterwards had worked for an hour at the scene before he was taken to hospital and was subsequently declared dead.
Oscar's wife, Jenny, said the incident had occurred moments after a minute's silence for Australia batsman Phillip Hughes.
2014 -- Phillip Hughes (Australia, 25)
The Australia batsman was struck on the neck by a short-pitched delivery while batting in a domestic match.
Hughes was treated on the field before being rushed to hospital, where he died after two days.
2013 -- Darryn Randall (South Africa, 32)
The wicketkeeper-batsman was struck on the side of the head while attempting a pull shot during a domestic match in South Africa.
He collapsed at the crease and was rushed to a hospital but could not be revived.
2013 -- Zulfiqar Bhatti (Pakistan, 22)
The youngster was struck on his chest and collapsed to the ground while batting during a club game in Sukkur, a district in Pakistan's Sindh province.
He was taken to the hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.
2012 -- Richard Beaumont (England, 33)
The fast bowler collapsed and died from a suspected heart attack shortly after taking five wickets in a club match.
Beaumont was airlifted to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth but pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.
2009 -- Alcwyn Jenkins (England, 72)
The umpire was struck on the head by a throw from one of the fielders while officiating in a league match in Swansea.
He was airlifted to a hospital but failed to recover.
2006 -- Wasim Raja (Pakistan, 54)
The former Pakistan batsman, who was later an ICC match referee, died while playing for Surrey Over 50s at Marlow in Buckinghamshire.
He suffered a heart attack and collapsed on the field.
1998 -- Raman Lamba (India, 38)
The former India opener suffered brain injuries after being hit on the head while fielding at short-leg during a club match in Dhaka.
1993 -- Ian Folley (England, 30)
The left-arm spin bowler was hit under the eye trying to play a hook shot in a domestic match.
He later suffered a heart attack while under anaesthetic in hospital.
1989 -- Wilf Slack (England, 34)
The Middlesex and England left-handed opener suddenly collapsed and died while batting in Banjul, capital of The Gambia.
He had suffered four blackouts on the field in the past but tests failed to ascertain the cause of his death.

1959 -- Abdul Aziz (Pakistan, 18)
The wicketkeeper collapsed while batting after being hit in the chest in a domestic match in Karachi.
He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
1942 -- Andy Ducat (England, 56)
The batsman, who played one test for England, collapsed and died of a heart attack during a game at Lord's.
1870 -- George Summers (England, 25)
Summers died from a blow on the head while batting for Nottinghamshire against the MCC at Lord's.
He died a few days later due to the injury.

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