IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED PLAYING THE GAME THEY LOVE
Raymond van Schoor (Namibia, 25)
Van Schoor collapsed at the crease after suffering a stroke while
representing his country in the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge
against Free State in Windhoek on November 15.
The right-hand batsman retired hurt after making 15 runs off 16 balls,
while chasing a target of 241 and was immediately hospitalised. Scans
revealed swelling on the brain and he was admitted to the ICU.
His condition continued to deteriorate and he died on November
Bavalan Pathmanathan (Sri Lanka, 24)
Pathmanathan collapsed on the ground after being hit on the chest by a
delivery while batting.
He was immediately given CPR and treated by ambulance as well as air
ambulance doctors, but passed away after more than a day in intensive
care in Kingston Hospital.
The incident happened during a match in the third division of the
British Tamil League, which was being played in Surrey’s Long Ditton
Ankit Keshri (India, 20)
Keshri, a right-handed batsman and legspinner, came on as a substitute
fielder for his club and collided with a teammate as both players went
for a high catch.
He briefly lost consciousness but was resuscitated by a teammate,
following which, he was rushed to hospital.
According to doctors, Keshri's condition was stable but he suffered a
cardiac arrest around midnight two days later and died early the next
Hillel Oscar (Israel, 55)
The former Israeli national captain-turned-umpire, was officiating in
an Israeli league cricket match in the city of Ashdod when, standing at
the bowler's end, he was hit when the ball ricocheted off the stumps
and hit him in the neck from a shot that came straight back down the
Players attempted to revive him after he fell to the ground and the
ambulance crew that arrived soon afterwards had worked for an hour at
the scene before he was taken to hospital and was subsequently declared
Oscar's wife, Jenny, said the incident had occurred moments after a
minute's silence for Australia batsman Phillip Hughes.
Phillip Hughes (Australia, 25)
The Australia batsman was
struck on the neck by a short-pitched delivery while batting in a
Hughes was treated on the field before being rushed to hospital,
where he died after two days.
Darryn Randall (South Africa, 32)
was struck on the side of the head while attempting a pull shot during
domestic match in South Africa.
He collapsed at the crease and was rushed to a hospital but could not
Zulfiqar Bhatti (Pakistan, 22)
The youngster was struck on
his chest and collapsed to the ground while batting during a club game
in Sukkur, a district in Pakistan's Sindh province.
He was taken to the hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.
Richard Beaumont (England, 33)
The fast bowler collapsed and
died from a suspected heart attack shortly after taking five wickets in
a club match.
Beaumont was airlifted to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth but pronounced
dead shortly after his arrival.
Alcwyn Jenkins (England, 72)
The umpire was struck on the
head by a throw from one of the fielders while officiating in a league
match in Swansea.
He was airlifted to a hospital but failed to recover.
Wasim Raja (Pakistan, 54)
The former Pakistan batsman, who
was later an ICC match referee, died while playing for Surrey Over 50s
at Marlow in Buckinghamshire.
He suffered a heart attack and collapsed on the field.
Raman Lamba (India, 38)
The former India opener suffered
brain injuries after being hit on the head while fielding at short-leg
during a club match in Dhaka.
Ian Folley (England, 30)
The left-arm spin bowler was hit
under the eye trying to play a hook shot in a domestic match.
He later suffered a heart attack while under anaesthetic in hospital.
Wilf Slack (England, 34)
The Middlesex and England
left-handed opener suddenly collapsed and died while batting in Banjul,
capital of The Gambia.
He had suffered four blackouts on the field in the past but tests
failed to ascertain the cause of his death.
Abdul Aziz (Pakistan, 18)
The wicketkeeper collapsed while
batting after being hit in the chest in a domestic match in Karachi.
He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
Andy Ducat (England, 56)
The batsman, who played one test
for England, collapsed and died of a heart attack during a game at
George Summers (England, 25)
Summers died from a blow on the
head while batting for Nottinghamshire against the MCC at Lord's.
He died a few days later due to the injury.