Scottish cricket mourns Pakistani star Butt
by AFP

Player:Asim Butt

DateLine: 2nd December 2009


Scottish cricket was in mourning Tuesday following the death of Pakistan-born bowler Asim Butt at the age of 42.


Cricket Scotland announced that Butt, a left-arm bowler who played 71 matches for his adopted country after settling in Edinburgh, died in his sleep during a visit to his native Lahore.


Scotland team manager Euan McGregor said everyone involved in the game in Scotland had been devastated by the loss of such a popular figure at a tragically young age.


Butt had not been ill before his sudden death, he added. "He was across in Pakistan for a holiday and apparently died in his sleep yesterday (Monday) morning.


"He had an operation a few years back for a blood clot on his brain, but he was fine after that and came back and played cricket."

(Article: Copyright © 2009 AFP)


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