Pakistan’s well-known hockey World Cup winner, Naved Alam, died on Tuesday in Lahore, barely few days after being recognized with blood most cancers. He was 47.
Alam, an outspoken one that was a key member of the Pakistan workforce that final gained the World Cup in 1994, was recognized with blood most cancers just a few days again when he checked right into a hospital after feeling unwell.
“It is with sadness that we announce that Naved Alam has passed away today after a battle with cancer,” his household introduced.
Naved, a robust fullback had simply began his chemotherapy in Lahore on Monday, after which his situation deteriorated.
The Sindh authorities had written to the hospital, confirming they’d bear all bills for his remedy, however the sport’s former stalwarts took the Pakistan Hockey Federation to job for not coming ahead to assist the Olympian who featured within the 1996 Atlanta Games.
A former secretary of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), Col Mudassar Asghar stated it was unlucky that regardless of serving Pakistan and successful a World Cup, Naved wanted monetary and ethical assist from the federal government, the PHF and from different hockey stakeholders after being recognized with most cancers.
Naved additionally served as Pakistan’s hockey workforce supervisor on the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.
The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) had appointed Naved as director growth and home in 2016 however they fell out over a number of points.
The fullback additionally coached Bangladesh for someday.
PHF secretary, Asif Bajwa, expressed his condolences and stated he, Naved and one other Olympian, Danish Kaleem, had been very shut whereas enjoying for the nationwide workforce for 10 years.
“It is very sad today as we have lost a stalwart in our hockey family,” he stated.
The Pakistan Cricket Board additionally issued a condolence message, expressing unhappiness at Naved’s demise.