Batsman accidentally kills teenage cricketer after hurling stump in anger 5 years ago

Batsman accidentally kills teenage cricketer after hurling stump in anger

A 14-year-old cricketer has been killed after being struck with a stump during a game in Bangladesh.

According to the Daily Mail, Faisal Hossain sustained horrific neck injuries when an angry batsman hurled a stump into the air. The stump hit Faisal and, despite efforts to save him, he later died of his injuries.

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Local police in Chittagong, have explained that the incident occurred when the batsman was given out during a friendly game between two neighbourhood teams.

"The batsman was furious when he saw that he was stumped or bowled out," said assistant police commissioner, Jahangir Alam.

"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.

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

The report from the Mail reveals very little about the man responsible, although it does add that police have confirmed that he us to be prosecuted for causing unintentional death.

A horrific story.