PESHAWAR: The cricket circles and former office-bearers of the Peshawar District Cricket Association Sunday organized a condolence reference in Gymkhana ground to pay tribute to late international Test umpire Mian Said Ahmad Shah, who died recently after prolong illness.
The speakers in the condolence references paid tribute to the selfless personality of cricket and the first International Test umpire of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Mian Said Ahmad Shah, who worked tirelessly to nurture the game in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Former President Peshawar District Cricket Association Asghar Ali Khan presided over the condolence reference. Head of Pakhtunkhwa Cricket Management Committee Anwar Zeb Jan was the chief guest. Newly elected committee members Syed Fayyaz Ali Shah, Shahid Shinwari, Abdul Jalil, Test cricketers Mohammad Rizwan and Imran Khan, PCB panel umpires Nowshad Khan, Raveed Khan, Inayatullah Qureshi, Hawas Khan and presidents of various clubs including Syed Hanif Shah, Arshad Iqbal, Fakhr Alam, Zulfiqar and Montazer Khan participated in the condolence reference.
Abdul Aleem, Ziarat Gul, Faridullah Shah, Farman Lala, Zakir Khan, Shakeel Ahmed and Asif Khan and Irfanuddin of Bajaur Cricket Association, Anwar Zaib, Syed Fayyaz Ali Shah, Asghar Ali addressed the function.
Mian Syed Ahmad Shah was a man of immense qualities, he was very compassionate, sincere, sympathetic and loved cricket more than children. A person like him is born centuries later and his services will be remembered for a long time.
Afterwards, a collective prayer was offered in which the players of all the clubs, the journalists community and other guests prayed for the deceased.