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Mumbai: Man Dies During Cricket Tournament After Ball From Another Match Hits Him

Two matches were going on simultaneously on the ground, an officer said, adding that a ball from the other match hit on the back side of Savla's head while he was facing the pitch where his team was playing

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The match was taking place at a field in Mumbai's Matunga
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A man died after being hit on head by a ball during a cricket match in Mumbai's Matunga on Monday. The 52-year-old man, Jayesh Chunnilal Savla, was fielding during a local cricket match when a ball from an adjacent match on the same ground hit him on his head. 

The incident took place on Monday afternoon on Dadkar cricket ground in Matunga area when the man, police said.

Two matches were going on simultaneously on the ground, an officer said, adding that a ball from the other match hit the back side of Savla's head while he was facing the pitch where his team was playing.

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After the ball hit, Savla collapsed on the ground and fell unconscious, the official said. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead on arrival, the officer added.

Savla died due to a head injury, the official said, adding an accidental death report was registered at Matunga police station. The matches were being played on the ground as part of Kutchhi Visa Oswal Vikas Legend Cup, a T20 tournament for those aged 50 and above.

In another cricket tragedy, a man in Uttar Pradesh's Noida died in between a match after he suffered a heart attack. A camera on the ground captured the incident, showing the man collapsing in between the game.  

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The deceased has been identified as Vikas Negi (36), an engineer.

The footage showed Vikas Negi running towards the other side of the pitch to take a run and collapsing midway, prompting others on the field to rush towards him.

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