Bangladesh's Manjural Islam killed in road accident
Manjural Islam, who played six Tests and 25 Odis for Bangladesh between 2003-04 and 2005-06, has been killed in a road accident. He was 22 and, as such, he has become the youngest Test cricketer to die.
Reports say that he was on a motorbike in Khulna when he lost his balance and collided with an oncoming bus. It is believed that Sazzadul Shetu, a local cricketer, was also killed.
A left-arm spinner, Manjural made his ODI debut in November 2003 at the age of 19 and took the wicket of Michael Vaughan with his third ball, the first time any Bangladesh player had taken a wicket in his first international over. He made his Test debut at Harare in 2003-04 but did not impress and had been sidelined since the series against India in December 2004. His best performances in the one-day format were a brace of four-wicket hauls, both Man-of-the-Match winning performances, to help level the series against Zimbabwe in January 2005.