Father of 15-day-old girl dies while playing cricket in Anantnag

Sahil Gulzar

ANANTNAG — A 22-year-old young man, famous for his batting skills, died after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing cricket at a local playground in the Jablipora area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday afternoon.

Locals told The Kashmiriyat that a cricket match was being played at a cricket ground in Jablipora area of Anantnag when a 22-year-old cricketer suddenly collapsed and started vomiting after finishing the first two overs of his spell went to his field position.

Imtiyaz was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment where he was declared dead on arrival.

The victim has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmed Khan son of Muhammad Sultan, a resident of Naina Sangam. The deceased as per sources was the father of 15 days old baby girl and is survived by his parents, brother and two sisters.

Locals said they were shocked by such an untimely death of a promising cricketer.

Meanwhile, Police have taken cognizance of the incident and set investigation into motion.