England domestic T20 game called off after fielders collide while taking catch


LONDON: Australia’s Moises Henriques was involved in a sickening collision after running into a Surrey team-mate while attempting to take a catch during an English county Twenty20 match on Sunday.

Henriques and Burns appeared to clash heads as they went for a chance against Sussex at Arundel on England’s south coast and the match was later abandoned.

However, the two players were said to have left the ground “conscious and sitting up”.

Three ambulances made their way on to the outfield, as well as club medical staff, with Henriques and Burns receiving lengthy treatment.

The decision was then taken to call the game off with Sussex 141 for seven in the 19th over.

Sussex tweeted: “MATCH ABANDONED due to the serious collision. We really appreciate your patience but the welfare of the players is of paramount importance.”

Surrey added: “Latest is Rory Burns and Moises Henriques have left the ground in ambulances but both players are conscious and sitting up.” – AFP