CUTTACK, Sept. 8 -- A footballer collapsed while playing a match during the ongoing FAO League held at the Barabati Stadium here on Saturday.

The match was being played between State Bank of India (SBI) and Sports Authority of India (SAI), the teams of Silver A group.

In the first half of the match, 47-year-old Ajay Nayak collapsed in the field, following which he was taken out of the field and rushed to the SCB Medical College Hospital here. But he was declared dead on arrival by the attending doctors.

The deceased had been employed with the SBI High Court branch here.

The Football Association of Odisha (FAO) has been organising the event since 2000 and the present one is the 10th edition of the prestigious cup.

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