Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Imtiaz Ahmed dies at 88

first_imgFormer Pakistan wicketkeeper Imtiaz Ahmed has died in Lahore, aged 88. He had been suffering from a chest infection and was Pakistan’s oldest living Test cricketer.He played for Pakistan in 41 Tests between 1952 and 1962 and was also captain for four matches. Imtiaz scored 2079 runs in Tests at an average of 29 and as a wicketkeeper he had 77 catches and 16 stumpings to his name. His highest score of 209 was against New Zealand in Lahore in 1955.Imtiaz had a prolific first-class career after making his debut as a 16-year-old for Northern India before partition. From 180 games, he scored 10391 runs, took 322 catches and effected 22 stumpings.After retirement, Imtiaz was a selector for 13 years and between 1976 and 1978, he was the chief selector of Pakistan cricket team.last_img