Former Bengal Under-19 batsman Ankit Keshri dies after on-field injury

| Monday, April 20, 2015 - 16:04
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Former Bengal U-19 batsman Ankit Keshri dies

KOLKATA: After Philip Hughes’ death last November, another tragic on-field incident has been reported in West Bengal.

A former Bengal Under-19 batsman Ankit Keshri on Monday died in Kolkata, having an injury sustained during a Cricket Association of Bengal Senior one-day knock-out match on April 17.

Keshri was hospitalized for last three days and showed signs of recovery until last evening. However, 20-year-old player was put on ventilator following a cardiac arrest and succumbed to attack early Monday morning. 

The incident occurred during Cricket Association of Bengal one day match between East Bengal and Bhowanipore club at the Salt Lake ground.

“During the match, Keshri rushed to take a catch and Sourav Mondal, who was bowling, too ran on his way through. They didn’t notice to each other and collided. It was an accident as possible,” said Bengal A coach Jaideep Mukherjee, who was present at the ground.

After his accident with Mondal, blood spurted out of Keshri’s mouth and he fell unconscious and was taken to the Nightingale nursing home. Mondal’s knee too was crashed in the collision.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extended her condolences on Twitter.

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