Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A black day in Indian football - first division player collapses on the pitch, dies

Bangalore Mars striker, Venkatesh D, 23, collapsed on the football field at Bangalore Football Stadium. This unfortunate incident happened at 87th minute when his team was playing against South Western (SW) Railway in BDFA A Division league. Venkatesh’s team was leading 2-0 when he collapsed on ground. 

No ambulance was present at the stadium. Venkatesh’s teammates hired an auto rickshaw and took him to closest hospital, Hosmat Hospital, for immediate treatment. However, he was declared dead on arrival by the doctors. 

Doctors suggest a natural death at first sight. The exact cause of death can be ascertained only after the postmortem report comes out. His body was taken to Bowring Hospital for postmortem.

As if the Cristioano Junior’s incident, occurred more than seven years ago was not enough. As if Arun Kumar death, occurred less than a year ago was not enough. 

The disastrous event just exposes the pathetic state of Indian football. This was just waiting to happen. With no trained physicians, no ambulance, how can you manage competitive top division football? Simply just not possible using with a mere pain spray and ice pack! 

An absolute callousness from the part of the organizers, shame BDFA, shame KSFA. A black day in Indian football! 

Venkatesh, football in Bangalore will be poorer without you. Rest in peace, brother!


  1. Second time!!! disgrace!!! last time when Christiano jr. died they had ambulance, but instead of going to Vittal Malya hospital which was so close, they took their time in bangalore traffic to reach hosmat which was the "official hospital"!!!

  2. I agree. Some deliberation must take place. Some change must be brought.

  3. Where the Association people are only to get money from sponsors. Really not interested about Football Player's in Bangalore. Very poor maintenance & hygienic.

  4. Not even a glucose packet is given free of cost...a player representing a club in blore is doing it for his pride..nothing from the club is done to uplift the facilities..
    football is just a passion here..not a profession..

  5. All KSFA & BDFA are aged people, who don’t have other work at home; stadium is the only pastime for those rogues and does nothing here. You idiots, please quite from the post, give opportunity to young dedicate one. We will show you how to run the show.

  6. As v people living in Bangalore ,... I agree everythings goes on wit money... But money will nt bring back VENKATESH who died witout proper medical on d field ... Tis shows hw the association people are treating the football players ... D players spend they whole life to b a profession footballer ,... But d association treat them as a tool to earn money for themselfs and pay a amount of 100rs for a player ... But tis kinda incident takes a innocent players lifes ... V need a justice ... Jai hind .,,, jai karnataka...

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