Pakistan: Local under-19 cricketer commits suicide in Karachi
Karachi, Feb 20 (IBNS): A Pakistani Under-19 cricketer, who is the son of a former international cricketer, allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Model Colony area of Pakistan on Monday, media reports said.
The deceased cricketer has been identified as Mohammad Zaryab.
The grade 11 student was a part of Karachi's under-19 team.
He allegedly hanged himself after. as reported by his family, losing his position in the national side because he had exceeded the age limit.
His father, Aamer Hanif — himself a cricketer who played for the national side in five ODIs — told DawnNews that the deceased had been upset over his exclusion from the team and had been under extreme pressure from his coaches.
Secretary Zone four Karachi Shamim Anwer, however, rejected the allegations that Zaryab was dropped from the team and was under pressure because of it, reported the newspaper.
While speaking to DawnNews, Anwer said that there had been an issue in just one match regarding the age of certain players of the zone's under-19 team, including Zaryab, because of a medical test report.
"Why would we drop a player who is helping us win?" Anwer told the newspaper.
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