Former Pak pacer Khan Mohammad dies

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Former Pakistan pacer Khan Mohammad has passed away in London after losing his battle with prostate cancer.

Updated: July 06, 2009 08:52 IST
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Former Pakistan pacer Khan Mohammad, who played in the country's first Test in 1952 against India, has passed away in London after losing his battle with prostate cancer.

Mohammad, 81, was living in England for the last four decades after representing Pakistan in 13 Tests.

Mohammad became famous as Fazal Mahmood's new ball partner and his death leaves just three surviving members of the first Test that Pakistan played against India at New Delhi in 1952 to mark its entry into the world cricket.

The surviving members include Hanif Mohammad, Waqar Hasan and Imtiaz Ahmed.

Khan Mohammad had been running a travel agency in Ealing, London for years after he decided to settle in the United Kingdom where he became a qualified MCC coach and ran his own coaching school besides coaching for nearly two years at the MCC indoor school.

He also served as a bowling coach of the Pakistan team for a number of years and is credited for spotting Aaqib Javed.

In 13 Tests, he took 54 wickets and his first-class career included 214 wickets in 54 matches before he suffered from a spate of injuries.

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