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Cricket umpire dies after being hit on the head during a game in Israel
Just when people were trying to get over the unfortunate death of the Australian cricketer, Phil Hughes, the cricketing world has received another setback. Former Israel cricket captain, Hillel Oscar died while umpiring a game in Ashdod, Israel.

The former cricketer did not receive a straight hit to his head, but the ball ricocheted off the stumps after the batsmen played a powerful stroke. While, there are reports, which also suggest that it hit the umpire on his neck.

As per Reuters, the players on the ground tried to revive the umpire as he fell into the ground as the ball struck him, even the ambulance crew worked for an hour. He was taken to the hospital, where he was brought declared dead.

The incident took place during the game between Young Ashdod and Lions Lod.

Just a few moments ago before the umpire was hit with the ball, there was a minute of silence observed to mark respect to Phil Hughes' death. How ironical!

Though, cricket may not be a physical contact sport such as football, basketball, but fears multiply when such death takes place that too two deaths in such a short span. Is cricket such a dangerous game?

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