Spin legend late Abdul Qadir to be awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz

LAHORE: Former Pakistan spin legend late Abdul Qadir will be awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz.
The Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed (PCB) announced the news on Saturday that President Arif Alvi announced Sitara-i-Imtiaz for late Abdul Qadir. 
Taking to Twitter, PCB wrote, “Proud moment for Pakistan cricket fraternity! President of Pakistan has announced Sitara-e-Imtiaz for Late Abdul Qadir.

“The great leg-spinner who passed away last year on 6th September took 236 wickets in 67 Tests for Pakistan,” the board tweeted.

Read more: Abdul Qadir greatest leg spinner of all time: PM

In another tweet, PCB also congratulated Squash champion Farhan Mahboob for being nominated for the ‘Pride of Performance Award’.

Abdul Qadir was known as the dancing bowler due to his unique bowling style and is widely regarded as a leg-spinning pioneer who revived the great art in his era. He was an integral part of Pakistan’s most successful sides in the 1980s, and a valuable mentor to modern spin legends Shane Warne and Mushtaq Ahmed, among others.
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