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Cricket: Pakistan writer completes 400 Tests

Published on Jan 16, 2014 6:03 PM
 

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AFP) - Veteran Pakistani cricket journalist Qamar Ahmed became only the third man in history to cover 400 Test matches on Thursday, at the third match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Sharjah.

The 76-year-old, fondly known as Q to friends and cricketers around the world, follows British journalist John Woodcock of The Times and former Australian captain-turned-writer and commentator Richie Benaud to the milestone.

Ahmed covered cricket's 1,000th Test, between Pakistan and New Zealand at Hyderabad, Pakistan, in 1984 and the 2,000th, between England and India at Lord's in 2011.

He has also clocked up 732 one-day internationals and eight World Cup tournaments.

 
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