Afghanistan umpire dies in a roadside bomb blast
Afghanistan umpire Bismillah Jan Shinwari died in a roadside blast in a street of Afghanistan. This has shocked the cricket world and Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB).
It has been a dark few days for Afghanistan cricket. After the shocking news of opener Najeeb Tarkari being involved in a serious road accident, it has been now confirmed that umpire Bismillah Jan Shinwari has passed away on Saturday.
He died in a roadside blast which took place in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on Saturday. The umpire officiated in five international matches and was also the umpire in the 2017 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day and the 2017–18 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day tournaments in Afghanistan and has also officiated many international matches.
The bomb blast has affected many people in the streets of Afghanistan. According to reports, at least 15 people were killed and over 30 people were injured in a car bomb explosion. It is quite easy to guess that it was pre-panned and the bomb blasts keep going on in the country.
It was also informed that some gunmen wanted to enter the district governor’s compound, but they were killed by security forces.