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Cricket is dangerous

posted 30 Jan 2012, 01:22 by Sandra Kirby
We have always known that the people on the Indian subcontinent take their cricket seriously - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh,Sri Lanka.  Been known to be riots when matches have gone the "wrong" way.  Today this reached new heights (or depths).  During a cricket match in Bangladesh a 15 year old boy got annoyed with umpire decision and ran onto field to protest.  Umpire not impressed - grabbed cricket bat off batsman and hot boy on head.  Boy apparently seemed OK - left filed, watched game, went home.  Later that night died from bleeding on brain.
Umpire initially denied any wrong doing - now in hiding.

This appears to be the first case where an umpire has killed a participant (I guess a spectator is a participant) - though in 2009 a player killed an umpire in a Welsh game - fielder picked up ball and threw it back towards wickets - missed and got umpire in the head.  He died immediately.

Cricket does appear to invoke passions - but not in all.

Hope whatever you are doing you feel some passion about it - but not enough to risk your life

Love Sandra/Mum