Pakistan selector Asif Baloch injured in attack

Asif Baloch, a national selector, was left in a critical state after an attack by armed men.

Updated: December 07, 2012 12:38 IST
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Karachi: Pakistan's national cricket selector Asif Baloch has been left critically injured after being attacked by armed men in the troubled province of Baluchistan.

Baloch, a co-opted member of the national selection committee for the last few years who hails from Baluchistan, was attacked and shot several times by gunmen while on duty in the Panjgor area of the province on Wednesday.

"His condition is not stable as yet and he was flown to Karachi and admitted to the Intensive care unit of a private hospital," a relative said.

Baloch has toured with the Pakistan team as manager and is a senior official in Pakistan Customs.

"He could have been the victim of smugglers as he supervised checkposts in the area," a provincial official said.

Asif, a former first-class cricketer, has remained associated with Pakistan cricket in different capacities.

His brother, Tariq, is also a member of the Pakistan Cricket Board's governing council.

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