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5 cricketers who died while playing the sport

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Modified 21 Dec 2013, 09:57 IST

Cricket has seen some unfortunate deaths over the past couple of months on the field in club cricket, with Zulfiqar Bhatti and Darryn Randall being fatally hurt on the field in the past few months.

Read on to find out the ones who met their unfortunate end while playing the sport that they loved.

5. Ian Folley

He was a right-hander with the bat and a left-arm spin bowler who played for Lancashire and Derbyshire. He succumbed to a heart attack while undergoing treatment for a hit below the eye that he got while batting for the Cumbrian Whitehaven on August 30, 1993. He was just 30. There was apparently some mishap at the hospital where he was being treated, and he died under anaesthetic.

He started off as a seam bowler but later turned to spin after the suggestion of his manager at Lancashire. He picked up a total of 287 wickets in his first-class career that spanned 140 matches. He was in prime form in the 80s, and was almost selected for the England tour to Pakistan in 1987, with his 74 wickets that season.

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