Safety Changes Needed After Second Recent Cricket Death?
Israeli cricket umpire Hillel Oscar reportedly died after being struck by a batted ball. It's the second cricket-related death in just a few days.By Matt Moreno | November 30, 2014
Just days after the death of an Australian cricket player, another cricket-related death is in the news.
"Hillel Oscar was reportedly standing at the bowler's end when a ball flew off the stumps and hit him in the neck. He fell to the ground unconscious ... Witnesses also said emergency services tried for an hour to resuscitate him," BBC reports.
Oscar's death comes less than a week after Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died on Thursday. Hughes was struck in the head by a ball while batting and immediately fell to the ground. He later died in the hospital.