Former Pakistan Test cricketer Khalid Wazir passes away at 84
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LAHORE, July 1 -- Khalid Wazir, part of Pakistan's historic 1954 tour of England, has died. Wazir had been ill for some time and passed away at the of age 84 in Chester, United Kingdom on Saturday. A tall and athletic medium-pace bowler and hard-hitting middle-order batsman, Wazir was the 16th Test cricketer for Pakistan and the second-youngest for his country at the time of his debut against England at Lord's -- only Hanif Mohammad was younger on debut until then. Wazir only played two Tests on that tour but it was a monumental one to be part of, because it announced Pakistan's arrival as a serious cricketing nation. They drew the series against a strong England side 1-1. Wazir was the son of Wazir Ali, who -- and his brother Nazir Ali 0...
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