Pakistan cricketer Zubair Ahmed passed away on Wednesday after being hit on the head by a bouncer at a match in Mardan.
Ahmed has played four matches for the ListA and T20 team Quetta Bears.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) broke the news via their Twitter account emphasizing the need for a helmet at all times.
“Tragic death of Zubair Ahmed is another reminder that safety gear i.e. helmet must be worn at all times. Our sympathies with Zubair’s family,” the board tweeted.
This news has come just hours after Australian star David Warner was hit in the head by a ball from Josh Hazlewood during a practice match in Darwin in Australia.
It must be remembered that less than three years ago, Aussie batsman Phil Hughes had passed away after being struck by a bouncer in a first-class match in his home country.
After that incident, safety rules in cricket were revisited.