Pakistan first-class cricketer dies after head blow

Pakistan first-class cricketer dies after head blow

Tragedy hits Pakistan cricket as young cricketer Zubair Ahmed died after being hit by a bouncer during a match at Mardan on 14th August, on Pakistan's Independence day.

Former Australia cricket Dean Jones also expressed condolences in his message and said, "Its so sad to hear".

Zubair Ahmed died after being struck by a bouncer on his head during a match.

It served as the latest reminder of the dangers of the sport that were highlighted so tragically by the death of Phillip Hughes, a close friend of Warner, in 2014.

He had played four matches for the List A and T20 team Quetta Bears. "Our sympathies with Zubair's family", the PCB tweeted.

The southpaw dropped to his knees and let go of his bat the moment he was struck by the ball and Australian Test captain Steve Smith was seen rushing toward him from the slips to see if he was alright. It is yet unclear whether the player was wearing a safety helmet.

Batsmen these days wear specially designed helmet which has a neck protection.

After that incident, safety rules in cricket were revisited.

An official warning will be issued after each of the first two matches in which a non-compliant helmet is worn, and if there is a third breach of the regulations the player will be suspended for a match.