PCB approves Rs1 million for ailing legend Hanif Mohammad

81-year-old was admitted to hospital on Sunday due to respiratory complications after being diagnosed with lung cancer

Sports Desk August 02, 2016
PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has approved a donation of Rs1 million to former batsman Hanif Mohammad, who is currently suffering from a recurring cancer disease.

Former board chairman Najam Sethi announced the decision via his Twitter account, wishing the batting great a speedy recovery.



The 81-year-old was admitted to Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi on Sunday due to respiratory complications after being diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago.

Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the federal government will bear all medical expenses of the former cricketer. He also praised the veteran for his services to Pakistan.

Federal government to bear expenses of Hanif Mohammad’s treatment: PM Nawaz

Born in Junagadh, then part of British India, Hanif represented Pakistan in 55 Tests, scoring 3,915 runs at an average of 43.98. He still holds the record for highest score (337) in an innings by a Pakistani batsman, followed by Inzamamul Haq (329) and Younus Khan (313). He was also named as Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1968.

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