Former Bangladesh umpire Nadir Shah dies aged 57

Mayank Kumar

Mayank Kumar

Author| Sep 10, 12:53 PM

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Former Bangladesh umpire Nadir Shah has succumbed following a long battle with cancer in Dhaka on Friday, September 10. He was taken to hospital a month following the latest attack of respiratory problems and later ti days back was put on life support where he lost the battle with life.

Aged 57, Nadir had officiated in 40 ODIs and six T20 internationals and had a history of playing domestic cricket in Bangladesh across multiple clubs.

His demise has been mourned by the highest level of the authorities in Bangladesh cricketing sphere with Bangladesh's sports minister and the chief executive of the country’s governing body of the game extending their condolences.

"Nadir Shah was a renowned face on the cricket field," he said. "His death is an irreparable loss for the country's sports arena. The nation will forever remember his unique contribution to the advancement of cricket in the country,” Bangladesh's sports minister Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel

 "Nadir Shah was a most affable person who was loved and respected by all in the cricket fraternity. He will be missed. He lived for cricket and had always executed his responsibility as an umpire with fairness. We pray for the salvation of his soul," BCB's chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said.

Nadir Shah had made his international debut as an umpire in 2006.


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