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Pakistan cricketer dies after being struck by bouncer

16 Aug 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Fatal accidents in cricket

Zubair Ahmed, a young Pakistan batsman, died after he was hit by a bouncer during a club game in Mardan.

In his short career, Ahmed played for Quetta Bears, a domestic T20 team and List A team of Pakistan.

He was hit on head on 14th August, and was reportedly not wearing a helmet. Pakistan Cricket Association shared the unfortunate news on Twitter.

In context: Fatal accidents in cricket

16 Aug 2017Pakistan cricketer dies after being struck by bouncer

PCB confirmed Zubair's death

International cricket marred by such injuries

Previous deathsInternational cricket marred by such injuries

On 25 November 2014, Australian ODI and Test batsman Phillip Hughes was struck on the neck by a bouncer from New South Wales bowler Sean Abbott.

Hughes died on 27th November 2014, after surgeries and an induced coma failed to mend his injuries.

India's Raman Lamba died on 23 Feb'98 after being hit on the head while fielding at forward-short-leg, in Bangladesh's league cricket