During the fitness session, Mithun rushed to have water and collapsed immediately on the field.

An under-23 cricketer Mithun Debbarma was dropped dead on Wednesday during a practice session at Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Stadium.

The Tripura government has assured compensation to the family of the player. Speaking to the indianexpress.com, Tripura Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Manoj Kanti Deb said, “We, at the state government, are deeply saddened by his death. We shall provide all possible support to his family”.

Speaking to the media, Jayanta Debnath, coach of the Under-23 state team, said, “We are saddened by the incident”.

During the fitness session, Mithun rushed to have water and collapsed immediately on the field. His teammates rushed him to the IGM Hospital but he was declared brought dead.