English cricketer died at the age of 28
Chris Allinson, the England cricketer represented the country’s Under-19 national team, died suddenly on Thursday. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ২৮ বছর বয়সী ক্রিকেটারের মৃত্যু, ইংলিশ ক্রিকেটে শোক]
Allinson was just 28 years of age. He scored more than 6,500 Premier Division runs and took 277 wickets.
Yorkshire announced the news via its Twitter account on Thursday. “The club wishes to extend its condolences to Chris’ family and friends at this incredibly sad time.”
Tributes are pouring in from every corner of England as the shocking news has spread.
Former Ashes-winning England captain Michael Vaughn was shocked to hear the news. “This is awful news. Such a great lad. Thoughts are with all his close family,” he tweeted.
England pacer Liam Plunkett too was devasted after hearing the news. “Really really awful news thoughts are with his family at this time,” he tweeted.
“We are devastated to hear of the passing of Chris Allinson. Chris spent last season playing for us and made friends instantly with all those who didn’t already know him, such was his friendly personality. Our deepest sympathy go to his family at this sad time. RIP Chris,” Marton CC tweeted.
Allinson also represented Guisborough, Stokesly and Great Ayton, scoring nearly 7,000 runs in the NYSDL.
League president Chris West told Teeside Live: “I think it is safe to say that the whole NYSD cricket family was stunned and desperately saddened to hear the terrible news about Chris.
“He has been such an integral part of our great league for many years, – it is almost impossible to believe that he has gone.
“Despite his tender years he has been performing at the top level for more than a decade, a hugely gifted cricketer who was on Yorkshire’s books as a youngster, and one who had a remarkable passion for the game.”