Peshawar, Oct 12: A skillful Pakistani cricketer, Numan Habib, who went missing for three days, was found dead in a sack at Hayatabad area in Peshawar.
Reports claimed that the budding cricketer was murdered by unknown killers and dumped in a rainy nullah at Phase-VI, Hayatabad.
Numan was the son of former Peshawar District Cricket Association Secretary, late Fazal Habib.
The medium pacer played for Peshawar Panthers in recently concluded National Twenty20 cup, in Karachi, before representing the team in the first round of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy against Multan that ended on Oct 9. In which he took seven wickets. However, the 32-year-old player went missing after the match.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) expressed its condolence on the death of Numan. “He was a talented cricketer. We are with the family at the time of this unfortunate incident and express our condolences," Zakir Khan, PCB Director Operations, Domestic Cricket, was quoted as saying.
Numan took 221 wickets at the first-class level, with a best-innings dismiss of seven for 57, and scored three half-centuries.
Police said that they were investigating the reasons for the murder and there are no informations on assailants yet.