Bavalan Pathmanathan, club player in Surrey, dies after blow to chest

British cricketer dies due to injuries suffered after being hit on the chest during Division 3 match in British Tamil League.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 8, 2015 11:03 am
Cricket, England cricket team, county cricket, cricket results, cricketer death, cricket game, british cricket, cricket england, england cricket, cricket news, british tamil league Pathmanathan was originally from Jaffna, Sri Lanka. (Source: Facebook)

Bavalan Pathmanathan, a Sri Lanka born cricketer, died after being hit on the chest during a British Tamil League Division 3 match in Surrey, UK,  on Sunday.

The 24-year-old was playing for the Manipay Parish Sports Club when a ball hit him in the chest. An air ambulance was flown into the Litton Dong recreational ground. But Pathmanathan died of a heart failure later, the British Tamil League official website said.

Pathmanathan was originally from Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

“Our cricketer Bavalan Pathmanathan is no longer with us. He was hit by the ball on his chest while batting. Our club was totally shock by his death at this young age,” said a Facebook post by Manipay Parish Sports Club.

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