Sunday, April 21, 2024

Pakistan’s great bowler Abdul Qadir dies, veterans including PCB express grief

Former Pakistan Cricket team’s former Test cricketer Abdul Qadir died on Friday due to a heart attack. Abdul Qadir’s son-in-law, Kamran Akmal, the elder of cricketer Umar Akmal, confirmed this news. Condoling Kadir’s death, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) tweeted, “The PCB is shocked to hear the news of the death of legendary player Abdul Qadir and expresses his condolences to his family and friends.” Along with this, former and current cricket veterans also mourned the death of Qadir. See tweet,

Abdul Qadir was 67 years old and took part in 67 matches for Pakistan Cricket Team. He has 236 wickets in Tests. He was also the chief selector of PCB. However, before this, he was known as a staunch critic of the policies of the board. After this, his role changed and he became the chief selector of the board. It was his chosen team that won the International Cricket Council (ICC) World T20 in England. However, Qadir resigned as the chief selector of the tournament after differences with former PCB chairman Ejaz Butt over the non-selection of former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar.

Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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