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Teen cricketer dies while practising catches

Dipankar Das, 18, a Class XII student of Narua Siksha Niketan, was playing on the grounds of Chandernagore Santan Sangha

Snehamoy Chakraborty Calcutta Published 11.12.22, 07:46 AM
Dipankar Das.

Dipankar Das. File picture

An 18-year-old budding cricketer had a fatal cardiac arrest while practising catches on Friday morning in Hooghly’s Chandernagore.

Dipankar Das, 18, a Class XII student of Narua Siksha Niketan, was playing on the grounds of Chandernagore Santan Sangha.

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Eyewitnesses said that during one of the attempts to catch the ball, Dipankar slumped unconscious. Taken to a hospital, he died on Friday evening.

“He was a cricket enthusiast and a good player,” said Animesh Bhar, the cricket coach.

Doctors said primary investigation showed the boy died of sudden cardiac arrest. Family members could not confirm heart disease.

“It was a sudden cardiac arrest while he was playing. There could have been undiagnosed heart-related problems,” said a doctor.

On December 7, a 16-yearold from Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur died while playing cricket. “It is called silent cardiac arrest. Anyone can fall prey to it,” the doctor added.

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