Oman Cricket: Muscat-based cricketer Ashfaque dies during practice match
November 11, 2017 | 5:52 PM
by Times News Service
Untimely demise: Mohammed Ashfaque Shaikh

Muscat: Mohammed Ashfaque Shaikh, a cricket player from western Indian city of Mumbai, died of heart attack during a practice game in Al Amerat on Saturday.

According to a statement issued by Oman Cricket, thirtynine-year-old Ashfaque was bowling his slow medium pacers and collapsed when he was preparing to bowl his next ball.

“His teammates saw him fall down when he went back to his bowling run up. He was quickly taken to the car but as he was being shifted he lost his balance and collapsed again with his arms flailing by his side. He was rushed to the Royal Hospital where the doctors tried hard to revive him. Thirty minutes later they pronounced him dead,” Sameer, his brother in law, said

Oman Cricket expressed its deep grief over Ashfaque’s death and offered condolences to his family.

“It’s a very sad news. We can feel the pain of his family and offer our heartfelt condolences. May God rest his soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this loss with fortitude,” Oman Cricket Secretary Madhu Jesrani said.

Ashfaque was working with Uday Khimji Group and previously had been a member of their cricket team. However, this season he was playing for Global United Business team in the H Division League.

His wife and two sons, 13 and 10, are currently in Muscat.

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