Former Pakistan cricketer Zafar Sarfaraz dies due to COVID-19

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Former Pakistan first class cricketer Zafar Sarfaraz has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

As per report by ESPNCricinfo the 50-year-old had been on a ventilator in the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Peshawar for the last three days.

Sarfaraz is the first professional cricketer to succumb to COVID-19 in Pakistan.

Sarfaraz had made his debut in 1988 and he went on to score 616 runs from 15 first-class games for Peshawar.He also managed to score 96 runs from six one-day games before retiring in 1994. He then took up the role of coaching both the senior and the Under-19 Peshawar teams in the mid-2000s.

Zafar was the brother of Pakistan international player Akhtar Sarfaraz .

Akhtar had passed away 10 months ago in the same city after a battle with colon cancer.