A cricketer from Pakistan died after a blow to the head while batting in a club match on Monday.
Zubair Ahmed, who was part of Fakhar Zaman's academy, was reportedly not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. This tragedy urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to reiterate the importance of safety gear to be worn at all times.
The PCB tweeted:
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
Accrording to Times of India, Australian vice-captain David Warner was also struck on the neck by a bouncer on Tuesday. He is however recovering well and expected to be fit for the upcoming two-Test series in Bangladesh.
These incidents serve as a tragic reminder of the dangers facing cricketers, despite wearing protective gear.