Defibrillator calls after Barry cricketer collapses

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image captionFather-of-two Maqsood Anwar was playing cricket erstwhile an ambulance had to beryllium called

There are much calls to person defibrillators connected grassroots sports grounds aft a Vale of Glamorgan cricketer died aft playing.

Maqsood Anwar, from Barry, was playing for Sully against Monkswood Cricket Club astatine their location transportation connected Saturday day erstwhile helium was taken ill.

It is thought the father-of-two had a bosom onslaught connected 1 of the hottest days of the summer.

Friends and different players said a defib instrumentality mightiness person saved his life.

Sully Centurions said they volition beryllium discussing the contented of defibrillators astatine their nine gathering connected Monday night.

David Sylvester, nine chairman, said a memorial money volition beryllium acceptable up successful Maqsood Anwar's name.

Friend and chap cricketer Zia Gehlan said his decease was "so tragic", and erstwhile helium spoke to Mr Anwar connected Saturday, helium was "over the moon" to beryllium playing his 3rd crippled for Barry.

He said: "Max bowled 4 overs, got a spot of symptom successful his thorax and said helium didn't consciousness good - helium thought helium had vigor changeable and an ambulance was called.

"Then helium collapsed, if helium had known the symptoms it would person been different.

"Maqsood was 1 of the tallest and friendliest of men - helium didn't smoke, helium didn't drink, helium was conscionable 1 of the kindest of men.

"The ambulance was determination and they confirmed it was a bosom attack, they tried to revive him but if was excessively late.

"He passed distant doing what helium loved doing - playing cricket. If lone Max knew what was happening but it would beryllium 2 thumbs up and 'I'm fine, conscionable springiness maine water.'

"There should beryllium a defibrillator connected site, they could person had the instrumentality connected him. If clubs tin spend covers this should beryllium funded too."

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image captionMr Anwar felt sick whilst playing but thought it mightiness beryllium vigor stroke

Barry Athletic Cricket Club said Mr Anwar was "true gentleman" who had played for them for implicit 15 years and that they were "devastated" to perceive astir his death.

Nathan Baker said connected twitter: "I deliberation it's present clip for each sporting venues to beryllium provided with defibrillators. A existent man was taken distant acold excessively soon contiguous astatine cricket, a antheral who I had the pleasance to telephone a friend."

Monkwood Cricket Club has besides paid tribute connected societal media: "We would besides similar to explicit our acknowledgment to the ambulance unit and archetypal responders who attended the scene.

"Yesterday's events reiterate the necessity of having defibrillators astatine each sports venues. We enactment each calls for legislative alteration and backing to let this."

Bay Dragons Cricket Club said: "Cardiff's cricket assemblage is tiny and galore of our players person large memories of him arsenic a person and a sportsman. Rest successful bid Maqsood".

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