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PCB mourns the death of Test umpire Riazuddin

Lahore, 11 June 2019: The Pakistan Cricket Board has expressed its sadness at the passing of former Test umpire Riazuddin, who died today in Karachi at the age of 60. Riazuddin umpired in 12 Tests and as many One-Day Internationals from 1990 to 2000, while in a first-class career spanning more than three decades, he officiated in 307 matches.

In a statement, PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said: “Everyone at the Gaddafi Stadium is devastated to hear this sad news. Riazuddin was one of the finest umpires Pakistan has ever produced and an outstanding gentleman who made a lot of friends with his knowledge about the Laws of Cricket and excellent match-management skills.

“Pakistan cricket will always remember Riazuddin as an umpire who loved and respected the game.”

PCB Director – Domestic cricket, Haroon Rashid, paid tribute to Riazuddin when he said: “Pakistan has today lost someone whose positive influence has been immense. He was an inspiration and a mentor to a number of umpires and his legacy of top-class umpiring will always remain with the present and future generation of umpires.

“Riazuudin was one of those umpires, whose umpiring credentials were very well respected by the players at all levels at domestic as well as international cricket arena.