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Former cricketer Sajjad Akhbar passes away aged 63

Former cricketer Sajjad Akhbar passed away aged 63 on Wednesday.

Sajjad Akbar passed away following a heart attack, his brother Amir Akbar confirmed.

Pakistani former cricketer and level-4 coach played two One Day International matches in 1990.

He was a middle-order batsman and off-spin bowler who competed in first-class cricket in Pakistan from the 1978-79 season to the 2000-01 season.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a post on X platform extended condolences on Akhbar’s death.

“The PCB is saddened by the passing of former international cricketer and Level-4 coach Sajjad Akbar. He represented Pakistan in two ODis in 1990. He was presently employed by the PCB and helping in player development at the NCA. PCB offers its heartfelt condolences to his friends and family,” the cricket board said.

PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi also extended condolences on the death of the former cricketer.





Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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