Karachi: Former Pakistani cricketer and selector Haseeb Ahsan died here in Karachi on Friday. He was 73.
Ahsan was regarded as one of the most straight-forward cricket administrators, and headed Pakistan’s World Cup 1987 organising committee and served as a national team manager.
Ahsan played 12 Tests from 1958-62 and was a member of the Pakistan team on its first tour to the West Indies in 1958. Ahsan scored 61 runs and picked 27 wickets in his brief career, hit by bowling action controversy.
He made his debut at Bridgetown where his old friend Hanif Mohammad scored 337 — still Pakistan’s highest Test score.