Pakistan cricketer Zubair Ahmed dies after being struck on head by bouncer; PCB mourns loss

Pakistani cricketer Zubin Ahmed died in a tragic incident after being struck by a bouncer in a club match.

FP Sports, Aug, 16 2017

Pakistani cricketer Zubin Ahmed died in a tragic incident after being struck on his head by a bouncer in a club match, played on Monday, in the country's Mardan district.

Ahmed played four List A matches and a Twenty20 for the Quetta Bears back in his homeland, as per reports on Pakistani media.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) expressed their grief on their official Twitter handle, reminding players the importance of wearing the safety gear.

 

 A focus on player safety has been heightened ever since the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes less than three years ago. Playing for South Australia against New South Wales in a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney, 26-Test veteran Hughes was struck on his neck by a bouncer from Sean Abbott, collapsing on the ground after the blow. He passed away at a hospital in Sydney two days later.

The passing of the cricketer was condoled by many on the social media, former Australian cricketer and head coach Islamabad United, Dean Jones expressed grief over the demise of the youngster.

 

The grim news comes a day after Australian vice captain, David Warner was forced to retire after being hit by a short ball by national team mate Josh Hazlewood in an intra-squad match.  Warner though, has been declared fit to participate in the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh.

Published Date: Aug 16, 2017 | Updated Date: Aug 16, 2017



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