Umpire Nadir Shah.
Celebrated Bangladesh umpire Nadir Shah, who is also the ICC Panel Umpire died today at the age of 57. Nadir Shah breathed his last at the Anwar Khan Modern Hospital in Dhaka in the early hours Friday, his family sources said. He had been battling lung cancer. The BCB extends heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the family of the departed.
A leg-spinner and handy batsman in his playing days, Nadir Shah appeared for two decades for a host of famous clubs in the Dhaka League including Abahani, Mohammedan, Biman, Brothers Union, Surjo Tarun, Kalabagan, Azad Boys
and Dhanmondi. In March 2006 Nadir Shah stood as an umpire in an international match (Bangladesh vs Kenya) for the first time and went on to officiate in 40 ODIs, three T20 Internationals and three Women's ODIs.
He was a TV Umpire in six Tests and 23 ODIs as well. He had also officiated in 73 first class matches, 127 List A and 54 (five as TV Umpire) T20 games.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) expressed deep sadness at the passing of Nadir Shah who is loved by all in the cricket fraternity.
BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury in a condolence message said: "Nadir Shah was a most affable person who was loved and respected by all in the cricket fraternity. He will be missed. He lived for cricket and had always executed his responsibility as an umpire with fairness. We pray for the salvation of his soul."