The incident happened at Mir Alam Eidgah Maidan in Bahadurpura the old city of Hyderabad where Abdul Wajid was playing cricket with his friends. As it was a Sunday, a lot of teams were playing side by side on the ground.
The police suspect Mr Wajid was hit by a bat and fell on stones that were serving as stumps. "After being hit, he fell down on the wickets constructed using stones and fell unconscious. He was taken to a state-run hospital, where he died. Whether it was an accident or he was allegedly hit by someone from another team is being probed," Bahadurpura inspector T Laxminarayana said.
He added that based on the version of some eyewitnesses, he was running to take a catch and suffered injuries on the right side of his forehead after he was accidentally hit with a bat by a batsman of another team playing on the ground.
Based on a complaint filed by his brother, the police initially registered a case a case of causing grievous injury, he said.
After his death, the case has been modified to a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
"We are probing the case from all angles," the officer said.