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29th Nov 2014

Cricket suffers another tragedy as umpire dies in Israel

Former Israel captain dies after being struck by ball

Kevin McGillicuddy

Man dies after being struck by a ball during league game

The cricket world has been plunged into mourning once again after man died when struck by a ball in the face during a game in Israel today

The umpire was refereeing the game in Ashdod and was fatally injured when the ball struck the wicket and then the man in the face.

The shocking news comes just two days after the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes who passed away after being struck by a ball in a game in Sydney.

The latest fatality is understood to have been a former captain of the Israel Cricket team :