Young Kolkata club cricketer dies on field

According to those present at the ground, the wicketkeeper-batsman was going back to the tent after finishing his batting and he suddenly collapsed.

Yadav was quickly rushed to the SSKM hospital where he was declared dead.   -  REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE/GETTY

A young club cricketer died after collapsing on the field during a friendly match on Wednesday.

Sonu Yadav, 22, who plays for Ballygunge Sporting Club in Cricket Association of Bengal’s second division league, was playing a match at the Bata Club ground.

According to those present at the ground, the wicketkeeper-batsman was going back to the tent after finishing his batting and he suddenly collapsed. He was quickly rushed to the SSKM hospital where he was declared brought dead.

A few years back, another junior Bengal player Aniket Sharma had lost his life collapsing on the field while playing at the Paikpara ground.

Ballygunge SC official Shyamal Banerjee said: “I cannot believe that Sonu is no more. Sonu was a very talented cricketer. I heard the news in the afternoon. Heard Sonu was playing with his friends because our club did not have any match. I pray to almighty so that it gives strength to his family to deal with this loss.”