Ian Fyfe

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Ian Fyfe
Died August 5, 2005
Cause of death heart failure
Resting place Karachi
Residence Karachi
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation sports journalist
Years active 1975 - 2005
Employer daily Dawn, Karachi
Known for love of sports

Ian Fyfe was a cricketer, coach and a sports journalist from Karachi, Pakistan. He was educated at St Patrick's High School, Karachi.[1]

A bowler at St. Patrick's, under the watchful eye of Jacob Harris and as a leading wicket taker for the Karachi Goan Association, he was among the top slow, left arm spinning bowlers of Karachi at that time. He worked as a playing coach for the Karachi Goan Association cricket team. Fyfe enjoyed serving as the Master of Ceremonies at weddings.[2]

Fyfe worked as a senior sports reporter for the Dawn (newspaper) for many years.[3] He had earlier worked at the Morning News during the 1970s.

Fyfe died from heart failure and complications from injuries in the Liaquat National Hospital on August 5, 2005 at age 58. He was on his way home on his scooter on June 30 when a car hit him on Shara-e-Faisal. The funeral service was held at Christ the King Church on August 7, 2005.[4] A memorial was arranged by the Karachi Sports Forum at Karachi Goan Association Gymkhana on August 19, 2005.[5]

Snooker championship[edit]

Eight top snooker players in the country were to take part in the Ian Fyfe Memorial Snooker Championship 2005, a three-day event starting from September 19, 2005 at the Karachi Club. The club is organising the Rs100,000 event in remembrance of the late Ian Fyfe who was a popular sports reporter.[6]

The third Ian Fyfe Memorial Inter-school Twenty20 cricket tournament started on 13 October 2011 at the Karachi Goan Association Gymkhana ground with 10 teams participating.[7]


The Ian Fyfe Memorial Inter-school T20 Cricket tournament is still running in 2017, 12 years after Fyfe's demise.[8]


  1. ^ Syed Osman Naeem - Development Technology Professionals. ":: The Old Patricians ::". theoldpatricians.org. 
  2. ^ The Christian Voice September 5, 2007
  3. ^ Dawn August 24, 2005
  4. ^ Pakistan Press Foundation website Accessed 22 April 2012
  5. ^ Dawn August 21, 2005
  6. ^ Pakistan Press International September 17, 2005
  7. ^ Dawn 14 October 2011
  8. ^ Dawn 28 February 2017

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