Qasim Umar

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Qasim Umar
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 26 31
Runs scored 1502 642
Batting average 36.63 22.92
100s/50s 3/5 -/4
Top score 210 69
Balls bowled 6
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 15/- 4/-
Source: [1], 4 February 2006

Qasim Ali Umar (or Omar) (Urdu: قاسم عمر‎) (born February 9, 1957, Nairobi, Kenya) is a Sheedi Muslim born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Qasim did not want to be called a Sheedi and claimed that he was born in Nairobi, Kenya. Qasim Umar matriculated from the prestigious private boys school, St Paul's English High School, on a Cricket scholarship in 1974.[1] Qasim Umar is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 26 Tests and 31 ODIs from 1983 to 1987. Umar played his cricket both as an opening batsman as well as the ability to bat anywhere in the middle order.


In 1985–86 he became the first player to make claims on the impact of recreational and performance enhancing drugs in cricket.[2]

Umar also accepted taking gifts[3] and accused his team-mates of indulging in sexual relations with prostitutes [4] in return for underperforming in certain matches.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Qasim Umar: Pakistan batsman who was one of the earliest to speak against match-fixing in cricket
  2. ^ Viv took drugs
  3. ^ Omar points finger at bookies
  4. ^ Call girls to be questioned in cricket scandal | UK news | The Observer