Scans clear Ashok Dinda of serious injury

Ashok Dinda is fired up after picking up an early wicket BCCI

It could have been worse, but Ashok Dinda, the former India paceman, has been cleared of anything too 'alarming' following scans after he copped a blow to his forehead while trying to take a catch off his own bowling during a Bengal T20 team training session in Kolkata on Monday.

The incident took place when a drilled drive from Birendra Vivek Singh burst through Dinda's hands and struck him flush on the forehead. Dinda, Bengal's highest wicket-taker in the last Ranji Trophy season, collapsed on his follow through.

He lay on the ground, but got up a while later and bowled a few more balls before leaving the field.

According to a report on PTI, Dinda's scans returned clear after he was taken to the hospital. "Dinda looked fine as he completed the over before returning to the dressing room," a CAB official was quoted as saying. "As a precautionary measure, he was taken for scans. There is nothing alarming but he has been advised two days of rest."

Bengal, placed in Group D in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, begin their campaign against Mizoram in Cuttack on February 21.