rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Cricket » T20 Blast match abandoned after horrific collision

T20 Blast match abandoned after horrific collision

Last updated on: June 15, 2015 10:42 IST

Moises Henriques and Rory Burns

Moises Henriques and Rory Burns are taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Photograph: Twitter

An English county Twenty20 match was abandoned on Sunday when two Surrey fielders ran for a catch and collided, resulting in both being taken to hospital.

The incident, played out in front of a large crowd at Arundel, left Australian Moises Henriques with his jaw broken in three places, said a statement from Surrey.

Englishman Rory Burns, the other player involved, suffered head and facial injuries.

"The latest news from the hospital is that both players are in good spirits," a statement said.

"Rory is waiting to have stitches on head and facial injuries. Moises has broken his jaw in three places and is waiting for an operation and then dental surgery will follow.

"The game was abandoned with the full consent of both sides."

The collision occurred in the 19th over of Sussex's innings and the umpires immediately stopped play to allow the pair to be treated on the field.

Fans watched stunned as the players received lengthy treatment and they were both applauded as they were taken from the field.

BBC cricket correspondent Mark Church, who was covering the match, described the incident as the worst he had seen in a cricket match.

"It was a horrible incident that nobody wants to see happen on a cricket field," said Church.

"Both players were looking into the sky, looking for the catch, and went straight into each other. The atmosphere in the ground was very quiet as the players received treatment.

"If you saw that in the street you would be very upset to see it. It was awful."

 

Source:
© Copyright 2018 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.