Former international umpire Nadir Shah (57) passed away on Friday after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Shah’s domestic playing career, as a leg spinner and a handy lower order batsman, spanned nearly two decades. He appeared for a host of famous clubs in the Dhaka League, including Abahani, Mohammedan, Biman, Brothers Union, Surjo Tarun, Kalabagan, Azad Boys and Dhanmondi.
In March 2006, Nadir Shah stood as an umpire in an international match (Bangladesh vs Kenya) for the first time and went on to officiate in 40 ODIs, three T20 Internationals and three Women’s ODIs.
The last time he supervised a match was in October 2019 at the national cricket league.
He was a TV Umpire in six Tests and 23 ODIs as well. He had also officiated in 73 first class matches, 127 List A and 54 (five as TV Umpire) T20 games.
All the players, organizers of the cricket fraternity, and the people who know about him express condolences on the demise of Nadir through the medium of social media platform.
With that, his namaz-e-janaza will be held up at the Mosque naming The Baitul Aman situated in Dhanmondi Road 7 after the Jumma prayer.