PCB Expresses Condolences Over Death of Former Cricketer, Abdul Qadir
Pakistan Cricket Board expresses condolences to family members of Legendary League spinner Abdul Qadir over his sudden passing.
Lahore (7th Sept, 2019): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) offers condolences to the family of the late Abdul Qadir upon his passing.
According to reports, speaking on the occasion, Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani said that Abdul Qadir’s death was a sad news. “I offer my condolences to the deceased’s family and loved ones. Like every Pakistani, PCB is proud of Abdul Qadir’s service to Pakistan and cricket” adding that the late cricketers services and achievements are “not just limited to the ground, but that he [Abdul Qadir] brings his league spin experience to young players”.
Ehsan Mani further said that, Abdul Qadir was not only an “expert on the ball but he was a well respected personality”.
Moreover, Chairman PCB said that “Abdul Qadir has set the highest example of spirits of cricket in the field of cricket”. Mani added that Abdul Qadir always made friends with his enemies with discipline. Ehsan Mani further commented that “the cricket world has lost an amazing cricketer today” adding that, “Abdul Qadir will always be remembered. In this difficult time, the PCB stands with Abdul Qadir’s family and friends”.
Also speaking on the occasion was, Chief Executive PCB Waseem Khan, who stated that there were “no words of regret for the death of Abdul Qadir”. He said that a great personality like Abdul Qadir is “born once in centuries and today Pakistan cricket has lost such a beloved personality”.
Chief Executive PCB further stated that while, Abdul Qadir is no longer among us but that his reputation in world cricket and his spin bowling skills will live on forever with the young[er] players. Waseem Khan added that Abdul Qadir was undoubtedly “a great cricketer of his time”.
Legendary spinner Abdul Qadir is known for taking 236 wickets in 67 test matches and 167 wickets in 104 one-day matches, respectively. Abdul Qadir had started his 16-year cricket career for Pakistan with a Test match against England in December 1977. He played one-day cricket for Pakistan from 1983 to 1993.
Additionally, Abdul Qadir also served as the Chief Selector of the Pakistan Cricket Team in 2008.
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