Umpire Reiffel hospitalised after blow to head in India-England Test

Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Umpire Paul Reiffel was hospitalised for a scan after being hit on the back of his head by a throw from the deep during the first day of the fourth cricket Test between India and England here on Thursday.

Reiffel, former Australia pacer, collapsed on the ground after being hit by a throw from India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was fielding at deep square leg.

He received medical attention on the field initially and later in the dressing room.

The incident happened in the post-lunch session. Reiffel was positioned a the square-leg when Bhuvneshwar’s throw, aimed at Cheteshwar Pujara, hit him midway.

After the blow, the 50-year-old fell to the ground, holding up play for 10 to 12 minutes.

Third umpire Marais Erasmus took Reiffel’s place as the on-field umpire.

The results of the scan weren’t immediately available.

–IANS

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