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Former Pakistan pacer passes away

Former Pakistan pacer passes away

Former Pakistan medium-pacer Mohammad Munaf has passed away at the age of 84 in Amsterdam. Munaf had a long first-class career comprising of 71 appearances over the course of almost 18 years. He represented Pakistan in only four Tests, having made his debut in 1959 in a Test match at Lahore against Australia.

The last of his international appearances came in 1962 against England at Dhaka when the city was still a part of Pakistan. A veteran of the first-class franchises of Karachi and Pakistan International Airlines, Munaf bagged a total of 180 wickets at an average of 24.22 in 71 games.

"The PCB is saddened by the news of Munaf's passing away. Munaf was one of those respected cricketers who made their name at the first-class level in the early days of Pakistan cricket. We share the grief of his friends and family and express our deepest sympathies"- PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said in a statement released by the board.