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.