With all eyes on Pakistan’s fluctuating fortunes in the 2019 World Cup, Zaman Park, Lahore was in mourning, in the month of June, as it said farewell to two of its noted cricketers – Humayun Zaman and Ijaz Khan.
A former Pakistan ODI player, Akhtar Sarfraz, lost his battle with blood cancer on Monday at the age of 43 in Peshawar, causing shock waves in the cricket circles. Apparently he had not shared details of his illness with wife or his two sons.
Rawalpindi-based, Tajamul Hussain, a close associate of Zakir Hussain Syed, provided him with accurate scorecards of Pakistan international matches for the former’s columns for The Cricketer (International), for well over a decade.
The 18-year old, Amaan Ramzan, represents the third generation of the family, determined to carry the legacy of his grandfather Mohammad Ramzan, middle-order batsman, leg-break googly bowler and one of the finest fieldsman of the 1950s in Pakistan.