Javed Burki

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Javed Burki
Personal information
Born (1938-05-08) 8 May 1938 (age 80)
Meerut, United Provinces, British India
(now in Uttar Pradesh, India)
BattingRight-hand batsman
BowlingRight-arm medium
RelationsMajid Khan (cousin)
Imran Khan (cousin)
Shahid Javed Burki (cousin)
Ahmed Raza (uncle)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 36)2 December 1960 v India
Last Test8 November 1969 v New Zealand
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 25 177
Runs scored 1341 9421
Batting average 30.47 36.37
100s/50s 3/4 22/31
Top score 140 227
Balls bowled 42 3394
Wickets 35
Bowling average 44.57
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/13
Catches/stumpings 7/– 101/–
Source: Cricinfo, 12 June 2017

Javed Burki (Urdu: جاوید برکی) (born 8 May 1938) is a Pakistani former cricketer who played in 25 Tests from 1960 to 1969 to eventually become an ICC match referee.[1] Burki received his early education from Saint Mary's Academy at Rawalpindi. He also played cricket while studying at Oxford University (1958–1960).

Javed Burki is the son of General Wajid Ali Khan Burki (1900–1988). General Burki's sister-in-law, Shaukat Khanum (Burki), was the mother of Imran Khan,[2] the current Prime Ministers of Pakistan. Another of Burki's cousins, Majid Khan, also served as Pakistan's cricket captain.

Burki's brothers include Dr. Nausherwan Khan Burki, a founding member of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, and Jamshed Burki, a career civil servant Interior Secretary.

After retiring from cricket, Burki joined the Pakistan Civil Service as part of the District Management Malakand Division – NWFP eventually working his way up to become Secretary to Government of Pakistan's Ministry of Commerce and Secretary Ministry of Water and Power (WAPDA). Burki also served as CEO of Pakistan Automobile Corporation (PACO) under whose leadership Pakistan's first locally assembled car company, the Pak Suzuki Motor Company,[3] was launched.

During the dictatorship of General Pervez Musharraf Burki objected to the questionable military vehicle procurement process by senior serving members of Pakistan's Army. To silence him, Burki and his partner Muzzamil Niazi were both arrested on 19 December 2002, in Islamabad and Lahore respectively, and taken to Karachi Central Jail.[4]


  1. ^ "The finisher". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  2. ^ Khan, Imran (1993). Warrior Race. London: Butler & Tanner Ltd. ISBN 0-7011-3890-4.
  3. ^ Pak Suzuki (2009). "Pak Suzuki Motor Company". Pak Suzuki Motor Company. Archived from the original on 16 January 2011.
  4. ^ Osman Riaz. "Free Javed Burki". Chowk. Archived from the original on 9 January 2009.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Imtiaz Ahmed
Pakistan cricket captain
Succeeded by
Hanif Mohammad