NEW DELHI - Former Indian cricketer Jacob Martin is admitted in a Vadodara hospital and on life support after he met with an accident on 28 December.
He is on a ventilator after the accident caused injuries to his lungs and liver.
The top board has sanctioned INR 5 lakhs while the Baroda Cricket Association – for whom Martin won the Ranji trophy – also come forward and sanctioned Rs 3 lakhs.
Martin who made his India debut under Ganguly in September 1999 has played ten ODIs for India. When asked about the Martin, Ganguly said, "Martin and I have been teammates and I remember him as a quiet, introvert-type of person. While praying for Martin’s speedy recovery, I’d like his family to know that they don’t stand alone".
Former Baroda Cricket Association secretary Sanjay Patel was among the first to help the family. He contacted friends in the cricket fraternity requesting for help.