Pakistan Umpire Naseem Sheikh Dies of Heart Attack During Club Tournament Match in Karachi

Karachi, October 7: A local umpire, who was a popular figure in the cricket circles, died on Monday after collapsing on a cricket ground while supervising a club level tournament match. Sarfaraz Ahmed Mourns the Death of Test Umpire Riazuddin; Team To Wear Black Bands for the CWC 2019 PAK vs AUS.

Naseem Sheikh suffered a heart attack while standing in a match of a lawyers' tournament at the TMC ground and was rushed to hospital.

"He fell down while supervising the match. He was rushed in a ambulance to a nearby hospital but expired on the way," a match organiser said. Sheikh, who was 56, was a butcher by profession but his love for the game had led him to become a qualified umpire.

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