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Pakistan's Olympian hockey goalkeeper dies of cancer

Written by: Staff

Lahore, Oct 26 (UNI) Former goalkeeper of the Pakistan hockey team Muhammad Qasim has died of cancer, according to media reports here today.

Qasim, who represented Pakistan in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, was hit in the chest by a ball during Pakistan's tune-up for the European tour in 2004.

He underwent two surgeries to remove the clotting but both were unsuccessful.

On doctors advice, he underwent tests at the Imran Khan-run Shaukat Khanam Memorial hospital, which confirmed he has cancer.

The Pakistan cricket team had donated 3500 dollar to help Qasim meet his medical expenses.

Qasim was also sent to US for the treatment but he could not recover.


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