Former Pakistan First-Class Cricketer Riaz Sheikh Passed Away at 51
- Former Pakistan first-class cricketer Riaz Sheikh on Tuesday became the second professional player in the country to die because of suspected conronavirus, according to sources.
- Sources claimed that Sheikh’s family buried him in a hurry without waiting for health officials to ascertain the cause of his death.
- Sheikh, 51, a leg-spinner who took 116 wickets in 43 first-class matches and was at one time considered for national selection, died.
- “His family buried him in a haste this morning but his neighbours suspect he had contracted the COVID-19 and his family didn’t want to get involved in the process outlined by the provincial government for patients who die from the virus,” a well-informed source said.
- “Riaz (Sheikh) was a diabetic but it is suspected he fell ill because of the coronavirus and was at home.”
- Former Pakistani first-class cricketer Zafar Sarfraz, 50, was the first professional player in the country to die after contracting the novel coronavirus in Peshawar in April. Sheikh, a popular figure in Pakistan’s domestic circuit, was a coach at the Moin Khan Academy.
- Meanwhile Pakistan’s former Test opener and member of the national junior selection committee, Taufiq Umar is recovering well from the COVID-19 after being quarantined at home.
- Taufiq confirmed a few days back that his COVID-19 tests had come positive in Lahore and he was going into quarantine.
- The number of COVID-19 cases have risen sharply in Pakistan since the government eased the lockdown and restrictions before Eid last month.
- Nearly 76,5000 people have been affected by the virus in Pakistan so far, while 1621 have lost their lives.
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