Boy dies after being hit by cricket stump in Bangladesh

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Faisal's family mourn over his dead body. Photo Source: Dhaka Tribune


A 14-year-old boy was killed when a stump, thrown by a rival batsman, hit his head during a local neighborhood match in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Faisal Hossain was fielding in the southeastern port city of Chittagong when the batsman was given out, according to assistant police commissioner Jahangir Alam.

“The batsman was furious when he saw that he was stumped or bowled 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,” the Hindustan Times quoted Alam as saying.

“He collapsed on the ground in pain and was declared dead after he was taken to a hospital.”

The batsman has been detained after the incident on Sunday 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.

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