Pakistan news April 29, 2013

Shahid Israr dies aged 63

ESPNcricinfo staff

Shahid Israr, a former Pakistan wicketkeeper, has died in Karachi at the age of 63.

"PCB management is deeply saddened by the loss of Mr Shahid Israr and thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of sorrow," the Pakistan board said.

Israr played one Test for Pakistan, against New Zealand in Karachi in October 1976, and kept wicket in that game. He also played 31 first-class matches, scoring 868 runs at an average of 28. He took 66 catches and made 22 stumpings. His first-class career spanned 11 years, from 1968 to 1979.

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  • khalid on May 2, 2013, 2:00 GMT

    A SAD NEWS KNOWN AS Dr. SHAHID FROM CHILDHOOD PLAYED TOGATHER AT PIB cricket ground because of his father who was a doctor he wasknown as doctor shahid opner and a wicket keeper may allah give him best place in jannat ul firdous. (AMEN) we got married on the same date then in oman spend time togather on cricket field a good cricketer and a good ambassador of the country.

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