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Pragyan Ojha hit on his head in Duleep Trophy final, taken to hospital

cricket Updated: Sep 07, 2016 19:01 IST
Siddhartha Sharma
Siddhartha Sharma
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Spinner Pragyan Ojha (centre) was taken to hospital after he was hit on his head while fielding in the Duleep Trophy match between India Green and India Blue in Greater Noida on Wednesday. (HT Photo)

India spinner Pragyan Ojha was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after being hit on his head while fielding for India Green in their Duleep Trophy tie against India Blue.

The player was fielding at mid on and took his eyes off after a shot by Pankaj Singh took a bad bounce. Ojha was hit on the back of his head. After being attended on the field, he was taken to hospital.

A team official said the player was conscious and his heartbeat was normal, but he was being taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

As per requirements, the ambulance should be stationed just outside the boundary. But there is no provision for that at the stadium where the Duleep Trophy matches are being played. However, the vehicle was parked within the premises and Ojha was stretchered out of the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground

The Hyderabad player underwent a CT scan at a nearby hospital, officials said.

A BCCI official later said Ojha was conscious and talking, but was being kept in the hospital for observation. The CT scan was done as he had suffered slight concussion, but there was no concern, he added.