Young cricketer dies during game in Punjab

January 11th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Ferozepur (Punjab), Jan 11 (IANS) A young cricketer died in this border town of Punjab Sunday after being hit by a ball during a match, doctors said.Vinod Kumar, 19, was batting when a delivery from a fast bowler hit him on the chest during a local match at Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) ground here, 300 km from Chandigarh.

His teammates said that Kumar fell down after the ball hit him but was given water and a massage after which he resumed batting.

Within minutes of that, he collapsed again and was rushed to a nearby hospital by his teammates. Doctors at the hospital declared him dead.

Kumar was working for a private firm here.

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