Former cricketer Zafar Sarfraz died of coronavirus infection on Monday here in the city, officials at Lady Reading Hospital confirmed.
Sarfraz, 50, was diagnosed with the COVID-19 infection six days ago. He had been on a ventilator for the past three days, hospital officials added.
The cricketer had played first-class matches for Peshawar, according to the president of the Sports Writers Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ejaz Ahmad.
Born in 1969, Sarfraz was a left-handed batter and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He had played first-class from 1988 to 1994 and List A from 1990 to 1992.