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Son of former Pakistani cricketer commits suicide after being snubbed by selectors

Wed, 21 Feb 2018
GDN Online Desk

Islamabad: Former Pakistani cricketer Aamer Hanif's son has committed suicide by hanging himself over "non-selection in an Under-19 cricket team".

Mohammad Zaryab, who was a first-year college student and Hanif's oldest son, killed himself on Monday.

According to Hanif, who represented Pakistan in five ODIs during the 1990s, his son was upset after he was declared "too old" to be selected for the U-19s, Geo News reported on Tuesday.

Zaryab had in January represented Karachi in an U-19 tournament in Lahore, from where he was "sent home over an injury". The teenager had resisted the move, but he was given an assurance that he would be selected again, the report said.

However, he was rejected later on the grounds of being an "overage player".