Bangladesh news October 29, 2013

Salahuddin dies of cardiac arrest

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sheikh Salahuddin, the former Bangladesh offspinner, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday in his hometown Khulna. He died following a cardiac arrest, at the age of 44.

Salahuddin played six ODIs in 1997 taking four wickets. He made his debut against Pakistan in the Asia Cup that year, earning the praise of Saqlain Mushtaq, and played his last game against Kenya. He was active in the first-class circuit until 2006, after which he settled down as a divisional coach in Khulna.

The BCB, through a statement, said, "The board extends heartfelt sympathies to the family of the departed and prays for the salvation of his soul." A minute's silence was observed for Salahuddin before the start of the first Bangladesh-New Zealand ODI at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

He was born on February 10, 1969 in the village of Rajapur and represented a local club, Agradut, before progressing to the Dhaka League, where he played for several years before making the national side. He is survived by his wife, a daughter who got recently married, and a son who is in university.

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  • Abdul on October 31, 2013, 5:44 GMT

    May your soul rest in peace in heaven!

  • Dummy4 on October 30, 2013, 11:07 GMT

    Very sad to hear the news. Thanks to Mushfiqur Rahim for dedicating the win to Salahuddin. Every player who plays for the country deserves respect and honor.Sincere condolences to Salahuddin's family. May Allah send him to Jannath.

  • Hasib on October 30, 2013, 1:13 GMT

    inna lilla hi wa inna ilaihi rajiun.. may allah bless him and his family

  • KH. RAFIQUE on October 30, 2013, 0:56 GMT

    May ALLAH bless his departed soul to the haven.....

  • Dummy4 on October 29, 2013, 21:17 GMT

    So Sad. May Allah give him peace. We are proud of him that he played for our country. I still remember his bowling style. We miss him. Salut to you, salauddin.

  • MOSTAFA on October 29, 2013, 17:59 GMT

    Innalil....Rajiun my deepest condolences for Salauddin's family.

  • sohel on October 29, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    May Allah take you to haven!

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