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Former Pakistan board president Nur Khan dies aged 88

Air Marshal Nur Khan, the former Pakistan cricket board president, has died in Rawalpindi. He was admitted to Combined Military Hospital on December 12 and was suffering from anemia and a chest infection, a hospital source told ESPNcricinfo.

Khan served in top positions in cricket and hockey. He served as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan from 1980 to 1984. He was never afraid of executing innovating ideas and his achievements as an administrator are well known in Pakistan cricket, hockey and squash circles.

The idea of getting the Asian counties to contest an Asia Cup, floated by another former PCB Chairman Abdul Hafeez Kardar, was shelved due to political tensions with India. But Khan was instrumental in making the tournament a reality in mid '80s. He was also part of the organizing committee of the 1987 World Cup and was credited with bringing some of the World Cup matches to Pakistan.