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Do you know a cricketer called Umar Rasheed ?

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Asked by angel, 20 Jun '12 04:39 pm
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Umer Rashid was an all-rounder who bowled slow left-arm orthodox and batted left-handed; he played for Middlesex and Sussex. In 2002, Sussex travelled to Grenada for a pre-season tournament. Umer was swimming at a popular tourist spot 'Concord Falls' when his brother got into trouble; he drowned attempting to rescue him. He was 26.
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 20 Jun '12 04:40 pm

 
  
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Rashid, Umer Bin Abdul, drowned at Concord Falls, Grenada, on April 1, 2002 in an unsuccessful attempt to rescue his brother, Burhan, who had been sucked under the water. Umer was 26, Burhan 18. The double tragedy occurred while Rashid's county, Sussex, were in Grenada for a pre-season tournament. He had been with them for three seasons and was as much admired for his friendly, easy-going personality as for his explosive left-hand batting and slow left-arm bowling. Born in Southampton and raised in Middlesex, Rashid was spotted early on and shone throughout the 1995 Under-19 series against South Africa in a team led by Marcus Trescothick and featuring Andrew Flintoff and Alex Tudor. Rashid hit 64, batting at No. 11, and 97 not out in the first two "Tests" and took ten for 71 in the last. While studying at London's Southbank University, he was also in the Combined Universities squad for the Benson and Hedges Cup from 1995 to 1997. Middlesex gave him a Sunday League game in 1995 and a fi ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 20 Jun '12 05:28 pm

 
  
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