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Cricket news - Jacob Martin on life support, seeks financial aid

Martin played 10 ODIs for India.

Jacob Martin, the former India batsman, who is in critical condition after he suffered severe injuries in a road accident last month, is fighting to have money for his treatment. Martin's family has requested to meet with the Cricket community for the help, the cost.

The former India cricketer, who led Baroda to a General Trophy title in 2001, met with a road accident on December 28. According to reports, he is on ventilator support in a hospital in Vadodara after receiving injuries to his liver and lungs. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to contribute INR 5 lakhs with the Baroda Cricket Association grant of INR 3 lakhs. Sanjay Patel, the former BCCI and BCA Secretary, has also extended a helping hand to raise money for the treatment.

"Once I came to know about the accident I tried to help Jacob, the family in every possible way," Patel is quoted with the words of the Kolkata-based Telegraph. "I've spoken to a couple of patrons, including Samarjitsinh Gaekwad (member of the former ruling family of Baroda, and former BCA President), donated Rs 1 lakh, and accumulated to Rs 5 lakh for his treatment.

"The hospital bills have already crossed Rs 11 lakh, and at one point, the hospital had even the provision of drugs stopped. The BCCI paid the amount directly and the treatment has not yet been affected then."

Martin, who made his ODI debut against the Windies in 1999, played 10 ODIs for the country. He played 138 first class matches, scored 9192 runs at an average of almost 47.

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