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Young cricketer dies after colliding with another player during a local match

4/20/2015 5:17:24 PM

Kolkata: Young and talented Ankit Keshri, who captained West Bengal under 19 Cricket team passed away on Monday. Ankit while fielding at sweeper cover collided with another player Sourav Mondal while trying to catch. Keshri rushed to take the high catch as left-arm pacer Sourav Mondal too ran on his follow through.  After he fell on the ground and blood spurted out of his mouth as he fell unconscious.

Keshri was in the hospital for the past three days and was showing signs of recovery till Sunday evening. He was on oral diet however; Keshri suffered a massive cardiac arrest and was put on ventilator before he was declared dead. 

The incident took place during a one day match at the Salt Lake between local giants East Bengal and Bhowanipore club. 

The 20-year-old, right-hander batsman had captained the Bengal U-19 team in Cooch Behar Trophy and also was in the 30-member India U-19 probable list for the 2014 Colts World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. He was playing for Bengal A (U-23) in CK Nayudu National Championship.

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