Former Bangladesh umpire Nadir Shah passes away

Former Bangladesh umpire Nadir Shah passed away on Friday, September 10 at the age of 57. He was suffering from lung cancer. Back in February, the famous umpire had come to Kolkata for his treatment at the Tata Medical Centre.

He made his umpiring debut in 2006 and went on to officiate in 40 ODIs, three T20Is and three Women’s ODIs. Shah was a TV umpire in 23 ODIs and six Test matches He also officiated in 127 List A, 54 T20s and 73 first-class matches.

“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,” Nizamuddin Chowdhury, BCB chief executive, was quoted as saying in a condolence message.

He was banned for 10 years after a news channel in India showed his involvement in corrupt activities. Shah was ready to give LBW decisions on demand. However, his ban was lifted in 2016 and he was allowed to officiate in domestic matches.