Victoria SC's Suhrawadi Shuvo hospitalised after being struck by bouncer

Suhrawadi Shuvo is attended to after being struck by a Taskin Ahmed bouncer © BCB

Suhrawadi Shuvo, the Victoria Sporting Club allrounder, has been hospitalised after being struck on the lower right side of his neck, while trying to evade a bouncer from Taskin Ahmed, during a Dhaka Premier League match against Abahani Limited in Mirpur on Saturday.

BCB’s chief physician Dr Debashish Chowdhury said that Shuvo will undergo a scan at the Apollo hospital, but was in stable condition. Chowdhury said that Shuvo wasn’t wearing the helmet with new safety regulations.

“He is stable now, but as with any head injuries, they will observe him for at least 24 hours,” Chowdhury told ESPNcricinfo. “Once we know his scan results, we will be able to understand his condition better. It would have helped if he was wearing the helmet with new safety regulations, but he wasn’t.”

Shuvo was batting on 21 in the 25th over when he faced a bouncer from Taskin. It seemed as though the ball didn’t rise as much as Shuvo had anticipated, and though the batsman kept his eyes on the ball, he couldn’t get out of its path.

The Abahani players rushed towards Shuvo as he fell at the crease. He had his eyes covered with his hand at the time.

“We make four instant tests in such a situation. He passed three of those, but he didn’t respond when we put light on his eyes. This is of some concern,” Chowdhury said.

Shuvo was rushed to the hospital, located roughly 12km from the stadium, with the Victoria team staff as well as BCB physician Monirul Amin.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

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