Full name Saleem Altaf Bokhari
Born April 19, 1944, Lahore, Punjab
Current age 72 years 338 days
Major teams Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan International Airlines, Punjab University
Also known as Salim Altaf
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||England v Pakistan at Lord's, Jul 27-Aug 1, 1967 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v India at Lahore, Oct 27-Nov 1, 1978 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 11, 1973 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v India at Sahiwal, Nov 3, 1978 scorecard|
|First-class span||1963/64 - 1978/79|
|List A span||1967 - 1981/82|
Saleem Altaf was a lively fast-medium swing bowler who played 21 Tests for Pakistan between 1967 and 1978, taking 46 wickets. He was heralded as the fastest bowler in the team for the 1967 tour of England, but tore a muscle in the first Test, which hampered his progress. He was also an handy batsman down the order who managed one hard-hit half-century in Tests. Later he became a Test selector, and early in 2005 was appointed as the Pakistan Cricket Board's director of cricket. He is the chief executive officer of the organising committee of the 2011 World Cup which will be held in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
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