Muscat: Oman Cricket (OC) condoled the sudden demise of MDC Enhance Eagles’ player Sultan Sheikh due to heart attack on Saturday.
According to officials, Sultan Sheikh collapsed during Oman Cricket A Division side MDC Enhance Eagles’ practice match at Al Amerat ground on Saturday. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where he breathed his last after suffering a heart attack.
Oman Cricket officials, including Chairman Kanak Khimji and Secretary Madhu Jesrani immediately got in touch with family members of the deceased as well as the team manager Guru Prasanna to convey their condolences.
Later in the evening, a minute’s silence was observed during Premier Division T20 match between Assarain and Muscat CT.
Speaking to Times Sport, Oman Cricket Secretary Madhu Jesrani said: “We were very sad to hear about Sultan Sheikh’s sudden passing away due to heart attack.”
“It is unbearable... not just for his family and friends but for entire cricketing fraternity, to lose a player at such a young age,” he said.
Meanwhile, MDC Enhance Eagles manager Guru Prasanna said: “I pray to Almighty God to give enough strength to his family members to overcome this situation.”
He also thanked the Oman Cricket officials for getting in touch with the family members of deceased and expressing their sympathies to the bereaved family on behalf of Oman Cricket.
“Thanks to all those who stood with us at this moment of grief,” he said.