Hit by ball, Meghalaya cricketer dies

Shillong, Oct 11 (PTI) A young cricketer, representing Meghalaya Under-19 team, died after being hit by a ball during a practice session.

Barun Passah, 18, was hit by the ball on head on September 30.

There was no bleeding, although he complained of some discomfort and uneasiness on reaching home, an official of the Meghalaya Cricket Association said, adding he was immediately rushed to the Guwahati Neurological Research Centre (GNRC).

Passah was operated on October 2.

However, he succumbed yesterday.

Meghalaya Cricket Association (MCA) and Shillong Cricket Association in a joint meeting here this morning condoled the demise of the young and promising player.

The MCA has also sought financial help for the family from the BCCI.