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Luke Fletcher hospitalized after head blow in T20 Blast game

Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher is expected to be discharged from hospital on Sunday after being hit on the head during a T20 Blast game.The incident happened off the first ball of the fourth over with Birmingham on 30/0.The 28-year-old was soon on his feet and after initial treatment on the field, he took to a local hospital in an ambulance.As Notts’ bowler Luke Fletcher ran in, batsman Sam Hain returned his delivery straight back at him with force, with Fletcher unable to avoid the oncoming ball.”Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club would like to thank Sky, the European Central Bank, the Birmingham Bears staff and the Edgbaston crowd for the sympathy and understanding they showed in an extremely hard situation”. Players were visibly shocked with many crying.Notts Outlaws head coach Peter Moores said after the match: “Luke has obviously got concussion but the reports we’re hearing back are that they think he’s going to be fine and hopefully he will go home either tonight or tomorrow morning”.Nottinghamshire physio James Pipe, who stayed with Fletcher throughout, said he was “in good spirits”.”It’s nice to see that at any sporting venue, that everything is in place should something like that happen”.”The heartfelt round of applause given to the team as they left the field before returning was very much appreciated by the players and management”. Burns called a halt to play, with Nottinghamshire captain Dan Christian speaking to his players after receiving word from the dressing…Birmingham won the match by six wickets.