Cricket was supposed to be a gentleman’s’ game but it may not be so any more. In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old boy in Bangladesh was killed when a stump, thrown by a rival batsman, hit his head during a local neighbourhood match in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Faisal Hossain was fielding in the southeastern port city of Chittagong when the batsman was given out, assistant police commissioner Jahangir Alam told AFP.
“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,” 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.