A 14-year-old cricketer has died in Bangladesh after being hit in the head by a stump thrown by an angry batsman.
The incident took place during a friendly game between neighbourhood teams, police said on Monday.
Assistant police commissioner Jahangir Alam, in conversation with AFP, disclosed that Faisal Hossain was fielding in the southeastern port city of Chittagong when an angry batsman, who was given out, launched a wicket in the air.
‘The batsman was furious when he was out. He grabbed a stump and threw it in the air. The stump hit part of the neck and head of Faisal who was fielding close to the wicket,’ he said.
‘He collapsed on the ground in pain and was declared dead after he was taken to a hospital.’
The batsman has been detained and will be prosecuted for causing unintentional death, police said.
Clashes are common over cricket in Bangladesh, where the sport is taken seriously even at village level.
Last May a batsman, wielding a stump, allegedly beat a 16-year-old cricketer to death in Dhaka after the teenager taunted the umpire over a no-ball delivery.