Karachi: The oldest living Test player from Pakistan cricket Imtiaz Ahmed today passed away due to prolonged illness at his home in Lahore city.
The former legendary cricketer was just five days away from turning 89 as he was born in the same month.
His death leaves a big shock to former batsman Waqar Hasan, who lives in London and he is the only survivor from the Pakistan team’s first Test tour to India in 1952-53.
Imtiaz’s family members told media persons that he had complained of breathing problems and was rushed to the hospital, where he breathed his last.
Earlier in this year Pakistan has lost two other members of the squad that went to India in Hanif Muhammad and pacer Israr Ali.
The chairman of PCB, Shaharyar Khan said Imtiaz, helped in putting Pakistan cricket on the world cricket map by serving as the chief selector and manager of the Pakistan team.