SRINAGAR A teenager died after he was hit by a ball during a cricket match of a tournament being organized by the Governments Youth Services and Sports Department in Anantnag district.
Official sources said that left-handed batsman Jehangir Ahmad War (19) of Goshbugh Pattan Baramulla was hit near neck while pulling a ball during the match played between Baramulla and Budgam. They said the ball evaded the protective gear (helmet) and hit Jehangir who fell unconscious. He was removed to hospital where doctors declared him brought dead
Jehangir was studying in class 11th at Government Higher Secondary School Goshbugh Pattan, Baramulla.
Meanwhile Governor Satya Pal Malik expressed grief and shock over the unfortunate death of the young cricketer.
In a condolence message, Governor has conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
Governor has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased.