In Namakkal district a Tamil Nadu league cricketer died and six others were injured after two cars carrying them collided and fell off a bridge. Nine league players were in two cars, travelling from Kandapalayam after they had played a match. According to reports, both cars were racing each other, on their way to a hotel in Paramathi Velur. The accident took place at around 4.15 pm. A player from Thanjavur, identified as Prabhakar, died on the spot. The others, who were injured, were rushed to government hospitals in Salem and Erode.