The Umpire Tragically Strikes Back

Nazrul Islam killed by cricket umpire in BangladeshOfficials in most sports take a ton of verbal abuse from spectators and choose not to do anything about it.  Apparently, this is not the case in Bangladesh. 

When a 15-year-old fan ran onto the pitch to protest a decision during a cricket match last Friday, the umpire reacted by hitting him on the head with a bat, which the official had grabbed from a player.

Nazrul Islam did not appear to be hurt at the time of the incident, but suffered an internal hemorrhage overnight. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died. 

Police are searching for the umpire, who has since gone into hiding.

The amateur match took place in the north of the country, which co-hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup last year, along with India and Sri Lanka. The sport of cricket is extremely popular in this part of the world.