Pakistan Loses Former Cricketer Zafar Sarfraz To COVID-19

Zafar becomes the first cricketer to die from the coronavirus in Pakistan

Former Pakistan cricketer Zafar Sarfraz has passed away after contracting COVID-19. The 50-year old first clast cricket passed away at Reading Hospital on Monday.

Zafar Sarfraz tested positive for COVID-19 last week Tuesday and his condition deteriorated very quickly. He spent his final 3 days Reading Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on a ventilator after having problems breathing.

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He played 15 first-class games for Peshawar between 1988 to 1994, making a total of 616 runs.He also played a total of 6 one-day games scoring a total of 96 runs.

He also joined List A cricket from 1990 to 1992. He was a left-handed batsman and who also a slow left-arm orthodox bowler.

After retiring from the sport in 1994, Zafar went onto coach the Peshawar senior team and their U19 team during the mid 2000s.

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This is the second loss for the family within a year as Zafar had just lost his brother, Akhtar Sarfraz, ten months ago. Akhtar who succumbed to colon cancer played international cricket for Pakistan.

Zafar becomes the first cricketer to die from the coronavirus in Pakistan. The Peshwar region has been one of the hardest-hit areas in Pakistan with 744 active cases.


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