During match organized by Youth Services and Sports

A 19-year old left handed batsman died when he was hit in the neck by a ball while playing a cricket match at Nanil area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday.

Government’s Youth Services and Sports Department has organised a cricket tournament in the area.

The incident occurred when the match was being played between Budgam and Baramulla.

Director General (DG) Youth Services and Sports Department Saleem-Ur-Rehman while confirming the incident told that the batsman was injured and fell unconscious after the ball hit him between his neck and head despite being equipped with all protective gears including helmet.

The DG identified the cricketer as Jehangir Ahmad War (19) son of Farooq Ahmed War of Goshbugh Pattan Baramulla.

DG said that War was immediately rushed to health facility Mattan where doctors declared him brought dead .
Jehangir was a class 11th student at Government Higher Secondary School Goshbugh Pattan, Baramulla.

Meanwhile, Administrative Secretary Youth Services and Sports Department Sarmad Hafeez termed the incident as unfortunate and sad incident. He assured all possible help and assistance would be rendered to the bereaved family.