Another young player passes away on cricket field

Just as cricket fans across the globe were coming to terms with the Phil Hughes tragedy, another catastrophe struck the sport. Ratnakar More, a cricketer from Tata Power's Trombay Station, died of cardiac arrest at Mumbai's Oval Maidan while playing in a cricket tournament organized by his employers on Tuesday.

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014, 10:38 AM IST
Another young player passes away on cricket field

New Delhi: Just as cricket fans across the globe were coming to terms with the Phil Hughes tragedy, another catastrophe struck the sport. Ratnakar More, a cricketer from Tata Power's Trombay Station, died of cardiac arrest at Mumbai's Oval Maidan while playing in a cricket tournament organized by his employers on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old complained of chest pain and uneasiness during an inter-division match of Tata Power at the Government Law College wicket. He was rushed to the Bombay Hospital where he was declared dead. Medical reports confirmed the presence of three blockages.

More is survived by his wife, who is posted at the Azad Maidan police station, the location of registration of death.

"We have registered a case of accidental death in the matter. His wife works as a constable with the Azad Maidan police and is seven months pregnant," an officer from Azad Maidan police station requesting anonymity was quoted saying by DNA newspaper.

The tournament was cancelled as soon as news of More's death trickled in.

"We came to know about it at 12 pm," said one of the players adding, "More complained of uneasiness and pain in chest during the match. He was taken to Bombay Hospital immediately.

Unfortunately, he did not survive," said the player.

The two-decade old inter-division tournament organized by Tata Power is an Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) approved tournament.  

Last month, an umpire and former captain of Israel`s national cricket team died after being hit by a ball, just two days after the death of Phil Hughes.

The Israel cricket association said Hillel Oscar died after being hit by a ball which had just been struck by a batsman.

Oscar, 55, was officiating in a match in the southern port city of Ashdod.