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Zubair Ahmed Dies On Field After Being Hit By A Bouncer

In a tragic incident, a young Pakistani First-Class Cricketer Zubair Ahmed died after being struck by a bouncer during a game in Mardan.

Zubair Ahmed received the short pitch delivery on his head on Monday while batting during a Club Match in Mardan.

Ahmed has played four matches for the Lista and T20 team Quetta Bears.

The Pakistan Cricket Board expressed grief on its twitter account and stressed the need for a Helmet at all times.

In one of his four matches for the Quetta Bears, Ahmed had scored an unbeaten 111 in a Twenty20 Match back in 2014.

A focus on player safety has been heightened since the Tragic Death of Australian Batsman Phillip Hughes in 2014.

Hughes died from bleeding on the Brain in November 2014 after being hit on the base of the skull by a rising ball from fast bowler Sean Abbott during a Domestic Match at the Sydney Cricket Ground