first_imgUmpire dies a month after being hit on head by ballJohn Williams was flown to a hospital in Cardiff where he was placed in an induced coma. He was then transferred to another hospital in Haverfordwest on August 1 where he passed away two weeks later.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service LondonAugust 16, 2019UPDATED: August 16, 2019 12:16 IST Representational Photo (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSCricket umpire John Williams, 80, die after being hit by a ballWilliams was struck with a ball while he was officiating a Pembrokeshire County Division 2 matchThe umpire was placed in an induced coma before he passed awayA cricket umpire has died a month after he was hit on the head by a ball during an amateur match in the UK.According to a BBC Sport report, John Williams, 80, from Hundleton, Pembrokeshire, was struck with a ball while he was officiating a Pembrokeshire County Division 2 match between Pembroke and Narbeth on July 13.He was then flown to a hospital in Cardiff where he was placed in an induced coma. He was then transferred to another hospital in Haverfordwest on August 1 where he passed away two weeks later.Pembrokeshire Cricket on Thursday shared the information on their Twitter handle: “Sad news this morning regarding umpire John Williams.”John passed away this morning with his family at his bedside. Thoughts of all of Pembrokeshire Cricket are with Hilary and the boys at this difficult and sad time.”Robert Simons from Narberth Cricket Club, who was the other umpire officiating during the match, said: “I was officiating as the other umpire… It was traumatic.”He was a grand gentleman, truly a gent from a cricketing point of view, and he gave up a tremendous amount of his time for the sport.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow John Williams Nextlast_img