Cricketer Collapses and Passes Away During Match

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 30 August 2023
Cricketer Collapses and Passes Away During Match

The cricket community in Oman was shocked and saddened by the death of an amateur Pakistani cricketer during an unofficial afternoon league match on Friday, August 25.

A 38-year-old cricketer named Muhammad Jaffar was playing in a tennis-ball league tournament organized by MOCL in Al Hail for the Modern XI team.

Gulam Abbas, an eyewitness and teammate of Muhammad Jaffar, told Times of Oman that Jaffar had just been dismissed from the game and returned to the team tent. He sat down in a chair and drank a glass of water before collapsing to the ground.

“I, along with a few other teammates, rushed him to the nearby hospital in Al Hail in my car. The doctors tried to resuscitate him for 20-25 minutes before declaring him dead.”

“Jaffar might have died of a heart attack,” Abbas said according to the hospital authorities.

Muhammad Jaffar, who was born in Gujarat, Pakistan and had lived in Oman for over a decade, is survived by his mother, wife, and four children.

Modern XI skipper Harish KS told Times of Oman that “the teammates and other teams of the league were left shell-shocked on the sudden demise of Jaffar.”

With the help of his teammates, the league organizers, and well-wishers, the team was able to complete the necessary paperwork and send his body back to Pakistan within two days. His body was repatriated on August 27.

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