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Asif Ali’s Daughter Dies due to Cancer, to leave England tour: Cricket World Cup 2019

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Asif Ali's Daughter Dies due to Cancer, to leave England tour: Cricket World Cup 2019

 

Pakistan batsman Asif Ali’s two year old daughter Noor Fatima, who was fighting stage IV cancer, died at a hospital in the United States. Asif Ali is expected to leave the tour of England Following the death of his daughter, who had been having treatment for cancer in the US.

Asif’s team in the Pakistan Super League, tweeted thus, ISLU family pays its deepot condolences to @ AasifAli2018 on the tragic loss of his daughter. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Asif & his family. Asif is a great example of strength & courage.

 

Earlier on Sunday, 27 year old Ali made 22 during Pakistan’s 54 runs defeat by England in the fifth and final one day international at Headingly.

Ali featured in every game of the series, scoring two fifties with a career best of 52 in the third ODI in Bristol. He scored 342 runs in 16 ODIs at an average of 31.09.

He is a part of Pakistan’s 15 man squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup but the tragic incident of his daughter’s demise may keep him off the field for a while.

 

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Before leaving for England 27 years old Pakistan batsman had tweeted, My daughter is fighting the stage IV cancer and we are taking her t US for her treatment.

He had thanked the US authorities for issuing a VISA to his daughter within an hour. Ali had learnt about his daughter’s illness during the fourth season of the PSL with Islamabad United coach Dean Jones.

Sources- NDTV Sports


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