Batsman dies after being struck in the chest by a ball

Despite resuscitation attempts & receiving treatment from doctors & crew, Pathmanathan later died from his injuries.


Afp July 08, 2015
Surrey chief executive Richard Gould said: "Everyone at the club has been deeply saddened to learn of Bavalan's death."

LONDON: A batsman playing in the British Tamil League died after he was struck in the chest, his club announced on Wednesday.

Bavalan Pathmanathan, 24, was appearing for Manipay Parish Sports Club (UK) in division three of the British Tamil League on Sunday at Long Ditton in Surrey, south-west of London, when he received the fatal blow.

Despite attempts at resuscitation and receiving treatment from air ambulance doctors and crew, Pathmanathan later died from his injuries.

Surrey chief executive Richard Gould said: "Everyone at the club has been deeply saddened to learn of Bavalan's death and would like to extend their sympathies to his family, friends and everyone who knew him from within the community of cricket."

The issue of player safety has been much discussed within cricket following the passing of former Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who died after being struck in the neck by a bouncer in November.

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atherkhanturi | 5 years ago | Reply very sad news. hope his family get solace. people should be careful when participating in sports. but we must understand that in every sports there are chances to get fatal injuries. i remember once a very very fast ball of sohaib ahkter hit at the chest of ganguly. he had to taken to hospital. i prayed for the recovery of ganguly, cause it would have been very bad advertisement for game of cricket and pak-india relation.
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