The Pakistan Cricket Board is saddened by the passing of Ali Zia, a former first-class cricketer and former Senior GM at the National Cricket Academy. He was 66.
Ali Zia scored 8,579 runs and claimed 241 wickets from 165 first-class matches. He served PCB as the manager of the Pakistan U19 teams and contributed in various capacities at the National Cricket Academy. The entire PCB family extends its heartfelt condolences to the family of Ali Zia. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
Pakistan’s one of the finest coaches Sabih Azhar said: “Ali Zia was my BOSS, MENTOR, TEACHER and a great friend and very honest, dedicated and devoted professional. He established himself as a very respected, knowledgeable and top class coach as well as administrator and teacher to majority of qualified coaches in Pakistan. May his soul rest in peace and may Allah Almighty grant him highest place in Jinnah. Prayers go to bereaved family to bear this great loss.”