Former Bengal cricketers in the ICU after a car collides with a truck

KOLKATA: Three former cricketers from the Bengal women's team were injured when the car they were traveling on struck a freight vehicle near Sardanga in eastern Burdwan on Sunday morning. Purnima Chowdhury, Shyama De and Chandana Mukherjee, who now serve as selectors, have been admitted to Camri Super Specialty Hospital, near Memari, along with the driver of their vehicle, Biswajit Paridha.

All three women have been admitted to the ICU, while Paridha is under treatment in the general ward. The four were said to be stable and could be transferred to a hospital in Kolkata on Monday.

The secretary of the CAB, Abhishek Dalmiya (in blue) with the officials of the Camri hospital, where the wounded enter, on Sunday

The trio was heading to Suri to attend the team selection game for girls under 23. Chowdhury and Mukherjee, who also represented India, left Kolkata shortly after 7 am and picked up De De Mandirtala in half an hour later.

When they passed Sardanga near Memari on NH-2, his Innova hit a truck from behind. Local residents and police rescued injured women and the driver and admitted them to the hospital.

According to hospital authorities, the four had multiple injuries, including fractures. Two of the injured women may even need surgery for their facial injuries, doctors said, adding that Chowdhury's injuries were more serious than the others.

“They are stable and their vital parameters are normal. Everyone is aware, but they have been kept under close observation and proper treatment, said a statement issued by the hospital.

The CAB secretary, Abhishek Dalmiya, and the joint secretary, Debabrata Das, visited the hospital on Sunday. “Fortunately, all of them are stable, although they have suffered injuries. Depending on their condition and after consulting the doctors, we can transfer them to a hospital in Kolkata on Monday, ”said Dalmiya.

According to De's husband, Subir, Paridha could have fallen asleep and lost control of the vehicle.