Crick­eter dies af­ter col­laps­ing dur­ing nets ses­sion in Amerat

Muscat Daily - - FRONT PAGE - Ashok Puro­hit Muscat

A 30 year old crick­eter, Praveen V M, trag­i­cally died on Thurs­day night af­ter col­laps­ing dur­ing a nets ses­sion at the Al Amerat ground re­cently.

Oman Cricket Chief De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer Duleep Mendis con­firmed the in­ci­dent but said he has few de­tails about the in­ci­dent, which took place on Septem­ber 8.

Speak­ing to Muscat Daily, Jabin Jab­bar, a friend of Praveen, said that the crick­eter had ar­rived in Muscat from Dubai few months back and was keen to break into one of the A Di­vi­sion teams.

“He was a good all­rounder. The sad in­ci­dent took place dur­ing a nets ses­sion while he was giv­ing prac­tice to his child­hood friend and En­hance CT wick­et­keeper Nis­hanth. He com­plained of se­vere headache and asked for wa­ter. But be­fore he could have wa­ter, he col­lapsed. He was given a CPR by Fayyaz Butt, one of the En­hance CT crick­eters, and then rushed to a hos­pi­tal in Amerat.

“The hos­pi­tal in Amerat re­fused to ad­mit an un­con­scious Praveen. So we rushed him to Al Nahdha Hos­pi­tal where he was re­vived and later trans­ferred to Khoula Hos­pi­tal. His con­di­tion was se­ri­ous and he sadly passed away on Thurs­day night.”

He added, “Praveen’s brother, who works in Dubai along with his un­cle, ar­rived the next day af­ter he col­lapsed. One of the doc­tors who at­tended to him said that it was a case of rup­tured brain aneurysm.”

“He was keen to play do­mes­tic cricket and would have cer­tainly made it into one of the A Di­vi­sion teams as he had im­pressed the skip­per of Re­nais­sance CT, one of the A Di­vi­sion teams,” said Jab­bar, who plays for Re­nais­sance. “My team’s skip­per had called him for another nets ses­sion to have a look at his bat­ting. But that never hap­pened,” said a dis­traught Jab­bar.

Praveen V M

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