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news Monday, April 20, 2015 - 05:30
After sustaining an on-field injury while playing a club game for East Bengal, Ankit Keshri, a promising 21 year-old Bengal cricketer passed away on Monday. On April 17, he was playing a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Division 0ne knock-out match against the Bhawanipur Club at Jadavpur University, Salt Lake campus ground. It was during this game that he collided with his teammate Sourav Mondol after moving in to take a catch.  Local media reported that Mondol’s knee hit the back of Keshri’s neck. After the sustaining the injury, Keshri lost consciousness. Shivsagar Singh, a senior member of the team gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation after which he began breathing again. He was taken to Nightingale nursing home from there, reported ESPN Cricinfo. Keshri remained at the same nursing home showing promising signs of recovery till Sunday evening. However, in the early hours of the morning, he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and was put on ventilator before he was declared dead, reported PTI. The twelfth man in the game between East Bengal and Bhowanipore club, Keshri had come in to replace Railways Ranji all-rounder Arnab Nandi who was on a break, said the report.  Saddened, shocked with the news of young cricketer Ankit's death as a result of an on-field accident. My condolences and prayers. RIP — Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) April 20, 2015 Our heart goes out to Ankit Keshri's family. RIP Ankit. #KKR offers their deepest condolences. — KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 20, 2015 Too young to go…extremely unfortunate & sad. Condolences & prayers for Ankit Keshri & his family. May Allah bless his soul. R.I.P. — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 20, 2015 Saddened by the demise of Ankit Keshri. A promising career aborted by an unfortunate incident on field. — sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 20, 2015
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