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Veteran Pakistani Cricket Commentator Omar Kureishi Dies

Veteran Pakistani cricket commentator and newspaper columnist Omar Kureishi has died in the port city of Karachi at age 80.

The Associated Press of Pakistan reported that Kureishi died in a hospital where he was admitted last week after an asthma attack. He had been on a life support system since then.

A hospital statement said his wife and son were with him when he died.

Kureishi was the author of several cricket books and a member of the International Cricket Council panel which selects the world's best test and one-day international players for annual awards.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan expressed deep sorrow over his death, saying Kureishi had achieved the rare status of becoming a "legend" in the sport during his lifetime. Khan added that Kureishi will be mourned by cricket lovers all over the world.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.