Former Pakistani cricketer dies of Novel Coronavirus

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Former Pakistani cricketer dies of Novel Coronavirus

PESHAWAR: Former Pakistani cricketer dies of Novel Coronavirus in Peshawar.

Former cricketer Zafar Sarfraz succumbed to the novel coronavirus here in the city, officials at Lady Reading Hospital confirmed late Monday.

Sarfraz, 50, was diagnosed with the COVID-19 infection six days ago. He had been on a ventilator for the past three days, hospital officials added.

The cricketer had played first-class matches for Peshawar, according to the president of the Sports Writers Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ejaz Ahmad.

Born in 1969, Sarfraz was a left-handed batter and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He played first-class from 1988 to 1994 and List A from 1990 to 1992.