Suhrawadi Shuvo, the Bangladesh all-rounder had just been lucky to escape a fatal blow from a bouncer off Taskin Ahmed during a Dhaka Premier league match in Mirpur. Shuvo was hospitalised after being struck on the lower side of his neck by the bouncer. Preliminary report from Bangladesh Cricket Board said that the all-rounder was out of danger but will remain in observation till he fully recovers.
Chief Physician of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, Mr Debashish Chowdhury said, “As of now i can confirm you that he is stable. He will undergo scans at the Apollo hospital.”
The physician said that Shuvo was not wearing a helmet as per the latest ICC guidelines, issued after the death of Australian Cricketer Philips Hughes. “We were told to wear new helmets, which have a special protection case around the neck. This guideline was issued after the death of Australian Cricketer Philips Hughes. However, in this case Shuvo was only wearing an ordinary helmet and the safety of the player was at risk”, Mr Chowdhury said.
Suhrawadi Shuvo, was batting on 21 for Victoria Sporting Club when the bouncer struck him. He fell to the ground, with his eyes covered with hands as his opponents rushed towards him for help. The all-rounder was immediately taken to a local hospital.
The left-handed batsman has played a lone test and T20 international along with 17-ODIs. He had last represented his country in 2011.