Bangladesh’s former hockey coach Naveed Alam passes away

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    Naveed Alam. Photo: Collected

    Naveed Alam, a well-known Pakistani hockey player and former coach of the Bangladesh national team, died in Lahore on Tuesday after battling cancer.

    Alam’s son posted a message on social media this afternoon, praying for the salvation of the departing soul.

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    Alam, who was recently diagnosed with blood cancer, underwent chemotherapy in Lahore yesterday, after which his condition worsened. He was rushed to hospital where he died, according to the Pakistani newspaper The Dawn.

    The 47-year-old Olympic and Hockey World Cup winner was a well-known name in Bangladeshi hockey as he played in the Dhaka Premier League for the Usha Krira Chakra in 1990.

    He later coached the Bangladesh team in 2013 and 2014.

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