STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: An Under-17 cricketer died after being hit by a ball during a cricket match in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday. “Jahangeer Ahmad War, a resident of Goshbugh Pattan, was hit by the ball in his neck during a match at sports stadium in Nanil village,” official said. He was shifted to PHC Mattan where doctors declared him brought dead. The official said that the cricketer was hit while trying to execute a pull shot. The match organised by the Youth Services and Sports Department was being played between Budgam and Baramulla teams.
Governor Satya Pal Malik expressed grief and shock over the unfortunate death of a young cricketer.
In a condolence message, Governor conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
Governor has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased.
Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, who is holding the charge of Sports Department, also condoled the death of cricketer.
Kumar termed the incident as unfortunate.
He offered his condolences to the deceased family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
The Advisor directed the Youth Services & Sports Department to provide all possible help and support to the bereaved family.
Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, while expressing sorrow over the death of cricketer, offered his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family for irreparable loss and prayed for Jannat-ul-firdous to the departed soul.
The Advisor also urged the sportspersons to use adequate and prescribed protective gear while playing to avoid freak injuries.
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