Javed Akhtar dies aged 75


Former Pakistan spinner and international umpire, Javed Akhtar, died in Rawalpindi on Friday at the age of 75.

Akhtar, an offspinner, made his Pakistan debut as a 21-year old against England at Headingley in 1962. He failed to take a wicket as Pakistan lost by an innings and 117 runs.

This would prove to the only Test he played in a first class career that spanned 18 years.

Akhtar officiated in 18 Tests and 40 ODIs during an umpiring career that stretched from 1976 until 1999.