Lahore: Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) head curator Haji Bashir Ahmed has passed away due to a heart attack.
Haji Bashir prepared the pitches of most of the Test centers across the country. He served PCB for over 50 years.
PCB expressed sadness and offered condolences to his family and friends. The Cricket fraternity also shared grief for the departed soul.
The PCB is saddened by the news of the passing of Haji Bashir Ahmed, former head curator. The PCB offers its condolences to the friends and family. pic.twitter.com/TnxMfffAZe
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) November 18, 2020
Deeply saddened, May his soul RIP https://t.co/3YrA0XtFIe
— Shan Masood (@shani_official) November 18, 2020
Sad news,very nice & Kind he was always. May Allah bless him Jannah Aameen. Condolences to his family https://t.co/kJEW0ilnYK
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) November 18, 2020
Really sad to hear sudden death of Haji Bashar saab seen him throughout our childhood preparing pitches at Qaddafi🏟 my thoughts prayers r with his family may Allah rest his soul in peace & grant him Jannat & saber to his family Ameen 🤲🏼 إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ https://t.co/P5vLm2tRJG
— Faisal Iqbal🇵🇰🏏فیصل اقبال (@FaisalIqbalCric) November 18, 2020
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
Very sad news. https://t.co/n7uCa7SCEe
— Atiq-uz-Zaman (@Atiq160Test) November 18, 2020
— Sohail Tanveer (@sohailmalik614) November 18, 2020
إِنَّا للّه وإِنّا إِلَیهِ رَاجِعُونَ https://t.co/X6s1UsTsss
— Muhammad Wasim (@MuhammadWasim77) November 18, 2020
Allah jannat naseeb karay https://t.co/2ji1UeGCrf
— Bazid Khan (@bazidkhan81) November 18, 2020
Majid Khan, Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Vivian Richards and other world stars played cricket on wickets prepared by Haji Bashir. After retiring from PCB, Haji Bashir was serving in Lahore Qalandars High-Performance Center.