Anantnag:A 19-year old left-handed batsman died after being struck in the neck by a ball while playing a cricket match at Nanil area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday.
The incident occurred when the match was being played between Budgam and Baramulla.
Director General (DG) Youth Services and Sports Department Saleem-Ur-Rehman said 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.
Jehangir was studying in class 11th at Government Higher Secondary School Goshbugh Pattan, Baramulla.