Waqar Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer, Died at 68


Waqar Ahmed was born on December 19, 1947, and died on February 23, 2016.

He was a cricketer.

He has played first-class cricket from 1964 to 1973.

Waqar toured England in 1967 with the Pakistan team but did not play Test cricket.

Ahmed made his first-class debut for Punjab University in the 1964-65 season, just before his 17th birthday.

During his third match, Ahmed scored 195 against Lahore Reds.

Waqar was also selected for Pakistan Under-25 in the third and final match against MCC Under-25 in 1966-67 and scored 32 and 10.

Ahmed was one of the younger players selected to tour England in 1967.

He played the fourth match, then scored 47 not out, 50 not out and 29 in his first three innings.

Waqar Ahmed finished the tour with 306 runs in seven matches at an average of 38.25, which put him third in the team’s first-class averages.

From 1967 to 1968, Waqar Ahmed made 174 for Punjab University against Lahore Greens, going to the wicket with the score at 6 for 2 and scoring well over half the team total of 316.

Over the period of his next season, Waqar made his last century and his highest score, 199 for Lahore against Sargodha, putting on 330 for the fourth wicket with Shafqat Rana.

Waqar Ahmed became the Secretary of the Pakistan Cricket Board from 1997 to 1999.

Waqar Ahmed passed away at 68 yrs old.