Local cricketer Kajal no more

Sports Correspondent

29 May, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Local cricketer Kajal no more

Khulna Cricket Team Captain Kazi Reazul Islam Kajal, who was also a coach, has passed away prematurely. He died on his way to Khulna Hospital after falling ill at midnight on Thursday.

Khulna District Sports Association (DSA) Joint Secretary Sheikh Hemayetullah confirmed the report to a leading national daily. The 32-year-old cricketer is thought to have died of a heart attack.

According to Kajal’s family sources, Kajal was at her father-in-law’s house in Jashore on May 27. After having dinner with in-laws, he suddenly fell ill. Initially, he was taken to a local hospital.

But his condition was deteriorating and therefore he was being taken to Khulna Hospital for better treatment but he died on the way to Sadar District Hospital.

It was learnt from family sources that Kajal had respiratory problems. However, there were no symptoms of coronavirus.

The 32-year-old cricketer was the captain of the Khulna district team. He also worked as a coach at a local cricket academy. The late cricketer also played first division cricket in Dhaka on behalf of Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity.