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Pakistan cricketer whose daughter died leaves for World Cup after funeral

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 May 2019, 16:40 IST
Asif Ali

Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali leaves for England to join the World Cup squad after his daughter’s funeral. Asif lost his daughter to stage four cancer earlier this week. Asif’s daughter Noor Fatima, passed away in a hospital in the United States on Sunday and was buried in Faisalabad, Pakistan on Thursday. Asif was playing one-day international series against England when his daughter Noor Fatima died in the United States.

Earlier Asif took to his official Twitter account to thanks the United States embassy for issuing a visa to his daughter. Asif wrote, “My daughter is fighting the stage IV cancer and we are taking her to the US for her treatment. A big shout out to @usembislamabad and @USCGLahore for issuing the visa to us within an hour. Special thanks to Mike, Elizabeth, Tanveer & @TalhaAisham Bhai. Keep my princess in your Duas!”


Asif was part of the Pakistan squad that lost the series to England by 4-0. Asif scored two half-centuries in the series with a career-best score of 52 runs. In the last match, he scored 22 runs but Pakistan lost the game by 54 runs.

Asif will join the Pakistan team for the World Cup starting on May 30. Pakistan will play their first match against West Indies on May 31.

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First published: 26 May 2019, 14:53 IST