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Bangladesh cricketer Suhrawadi Shuvo taken to hospital after blow during DPL match

Taskin Ahmed bouncer hits Suhrawadi Shuvo on the lower side of his neck.

Suhrawadi Shuvo
Suhrawadi Shuvo representing Bangladesh in 2010

There was huge concern at Mirpur after Victoria Sporting Club cricketer Suhrawadi Shuvo suffered a blow on the lower side of his neck during a Dhaka Premier League on Saturday. Fortunately, Debashish Chowdhury – who is the chief physician of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) – has confirmed that the left-handed batsman is now out of danger.

The incident took place from a Taskin Ahmed bouncer in the 25th over in the match between Victoria Sporting Club and Abahani Limited. Shuvo is said to have expected the ball to bounce higher and couldn’t get out of the way in time. He was batting on 21* at the time.

Chowdhury mentioned that Shuvo wasn’t wearing the new regulated helmet in which safety standards have been improved.

Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Chowdhury said: "He is out of danger. The CT scan and MRI showed that there has been no damage to his brain. He will be kept under observation for the next 24 hours at the hospital as a precautionary measure. He is stable now, but as with any head injuries, they will observe him for at least 24 hours. It would have helped if he was wearing the helmet with new safety regulations, but he wasn't."

Despite the 27-year-old being stable now, Chowdhury also cautioned that there is some concern as he did not respond when the doctors put lights on his eyes.

"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," the physician said.

Earlier in the day, Abahani Limited had won the toss and elected to field first. Victoria Sporting Club struggled during their innings and were bowled out for just 139, with Taskin Ahmed, and the spinning duo of Shakib Al Hasan and Saqlain Sajib picking up 3 wickets each.

India’s Dinesh Karthik was also part of the match and hit the winning runs for Abahani Limited who won the match by 6 wickets. Karthik remained unbeaten 32 at the end, to follow up on his century from the previous match.

Shuvo has represented Bangladesh in 1 Test, 17 ODIs, and 1 T20I. He last played an international match in 2011.

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