A teenage Bangladeshi boy has died after hitting by a cricket ball while he was umpiring in a local match. The boy named Rafiqul Islam, aged 17, was immediately transferred to the hospital where he breathed his last in Dhaka.
The incident took place at Balur Math in Dhaka; the boy fallen into critical condition being hit by the ball in chest and was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Local police Chief Enamul Haque told to AFP, “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 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.
The accident is similar to that of the death of Phillip Hughes, the Australian Test cricketer who died three years ago in November 2014 after a cricket ball hit him in the head causing fracture in the skill during a domestic match in Sydney.