BBCI umpire Sumit Bansal passed away at the age of 46.© AFP
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) umpire Sumit Bansal died of a heart attack on Sunday. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Sumit Bansal, who was the umpire affiliated with the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), passed away at the age of 46 at a hospital in New Delhi. DDCA condoled the demise of Sumit Bansal on Sunday. DDCA tweeted, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Shri Sumit Bansal. Our condolences and prayers are with the family. May Shri Sumit Bansal’s soul rest in peace. Our deepest, heartfelt condolences to the family.”
— DDCA (@delhi_cricket) 10 October 2021
Sumit was one of the on-field umpires in the Tamil Nadu vs Himachal Pradesh Under-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy match, which took place on 2 October.
The umpire suffered an injury under the eye due to a shot played by the Himachal Pradesh batsman.
“After leaving the field on October 2, second umpire Pranav Joshi officiated from both ends and the reserve umpire stood at square leg,” ESPNcricinfo quoted a BCCI official as saying.
“Sumit was marked for a match on October 4, but he could not participate, as he was discharged from the hospital on the same day. But after that I spoke to him, when he was at home, and he Was feeling better,” he said.
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