19-Yr old Pattan cricketer dies after being hit by ball in DYSS tourney

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Tragedy hit Kashmir Cricket on Thursday when a 19-year old batsman from District Baramulla died after being struck on throat while attempting a pull during provincial cricket tournament of Youth Services and Sports Department J&K at Nanil area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday.

The incident occurred when the match was being played between Budgam and Baramulla. The incident occurred when Baramulla opener while attempting a pull missed it completely. Ball hit him on throat and he fell on the ground. He was taken to hospital were he was declared brought dead.

Director General (DG) Youth Services and Sports Department Saleem-Ur-Rehman told news agency GNS that the batsman suffered injuries and fell unconscious after the ball hit him between his neck and head despite being equipped with all protective gears including a helmet.

The DG identified the cricketer as Jehangir Ahmad War (19) son of Farooq Ahmed War of Goshbugh Pattan Baramulla.

DG said that War was immediately evacuated to health facility Mattan where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival.

Jehangir was studying in class 11th at Government Higher Secondary School Goshbugh Pattan, Baramulla.

Meanwhile, Administrative Secretary Youth Services and Sports Department Sarmad Hafeez termed the incident as an unfortunate and sad incident. He all possible help and assistance would be rendered to the bereaved family.