Zubair Ahmed, the Quetta Bears batsman, died due to a nasty blow to his head by a bouncer during a club match at Mardan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, on Monday (August 14).
The Pakistan Cricket Board took to Twitter to spread the news and provide condolence to the victims family. PCB has also asked every player to put on their protective headgears in the 22yards.
Tragic death of Zubair Ahmed is another reminder that safety gear i.e. helmet must be worn at all times. Our sympathies with Zubair's family pic.twitter.com/ZNmWDYaT5w
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) August 16, 2017
It was reported that he was not wearing a safety helmet while playing for the match. Earlier, Australia opener, David Warner, was struck on the neck during a three-day game against a Steve Smith-led unit. But thanks to God that he was soon back on his feet. Warner had been dismissed for four in the first innings and had batted 14 balls in the second. He missed a ball while hitting on Josh Hazlewood and it hit his neck. He was rested for the final game.
The cricketing world earlier too witnessed such tragic and untimely deaths. The demise of Australia cricketer Phil Hughes, who failed to recover from the head injury after being hit on the head by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales in November 2014.
Thus wearing a protective helmet is of utmost importance in the 22 yards.