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Legendary sportswoman Tahira Hameed passes away at 85

Pakistan legendary sportswoman, Tahira Hameed, who has been considered as the pioneer of women’s cricket in the country has passed away in Karachi on Saturday, she was 85.

Hameed was considered the greatest athlete in the history of Pakistan as she had represented the country on national and international levels.

She also represented Pakistan in Wimbledon twice from 1952 to 1956.

It was Hameed who founded women’s cricket in Pakistan.

Tahira Hameed was the daughter of S A Hameed— the first secretary-general of the Pakistan Olympic Association, and sister of former Test fast bowler Farooq Hameed and Major Babar Hameed.

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