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Victoria SC's Suhrawadi Shuvo hospitalised after being struck by bouncer

Suhrawadi Shuvo is attended to after being struck by a bouncer BCB

Suhrawadi Shuvo, the Victoria Sporting Club allrounder, has been hospitalised after being struck on the lower right side of his neck while trying to evade a bouncer from Taskin Ahmed, during a Dhaka Premier League match against Abahani Limited in Mirpur.

BCB's chief physician Dr Debashish Chowdhury said Shuvo was "out of danger" after undergoing brain scans at Apollo hospital, hours after being struck. Chowdhury said Shuvo had not been wearing the helmet with improved safety standards.

"He is out of danger," Debashish told ESPNcricinfo. "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."

Shuvo was batting on 21 in the 25th over when he faced a bouncer from Taskin. It seemed as though the ball didn't rise as much as Shuvo had anticipated, and though the batsman kept his eyes on the ball, he couldn't get out of its path.

The Abahani players rushed towards Shuvo as he fell at the crease. He had his eyes covered with his hand at the time.

"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," Chowdhury had said earlier. "This is of some concern."

Shuvo was rushed to the hospital, located roughly 12km from the stadium, with the Victoria team staff as well as BCB physician Monirul Amin.