Afghan batsman Najeeb Tarakai dies of road accident injuries

Afghanistan’s top-order batsman Najeeb Tarakai has died of the injuries he sustained in a road accident last weekend, the country’s Cricket Board (ACB) said on Tuesday.

He was 29.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board had on Saturday tweeted that Tarakai was “severely injured in a car accident” suffered on October 2 and had undergone a surgery.