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Former Test umpire Feroz Butt pass away.

KARACHI -- Former Pakistan Test umpire Ferozuddin Butt died here on Friday after protracted illness. He was 72.

He supervised the lone Test between Pakistan and New Zealand here at the National Stadium in 1990 with legendary Pakistan Test umpire Mahboob Shah and also supervised four One-Day Internationals besides large number of first class matches.

He left behind four daughters, two sons and a widow to mourn his death. He is expected to laid to rest on Saturday as family was waiting for his arrival from Dubai.

"Butt Sahab has complete command over the rules of the game and got good integrity," Mahboob Shah said while condoling his death.

After retiring from the game, Feroze Butt also worked as a cricket writer in monthly magazine "Cricket Herald".

"Feroze Butt was a thorough gentlemen and had great knowledge on the game," Aziz Rehmatullah, a cricket writer and editor of the magazine, commented.

Former KCCA President Syed Sirajul Islam Bukhari has also condoled his death and lauded his contribution as an umpires for over three decades.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Sep 6, 2014
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