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Bazid continues family tradition

May 25, 2005 16:01 IST

Pakistan batsman Bazid Khan is set to become the third generation of a famous family to play Test cricket when the first Test against West Indies starts in Barbados on Thursday.

Bazid's grandfather Jahangir Khan played in the 1930s for India, which included the territory that is now Pakistan. His father Majid Khan represented Pakistan as did his uncles Javed Burki and Imran Khan.

Bazid, 24, scored 66 in St Lucia as Pakistan completed a 3-0 clean sweep of the one-day series this month.

He has been a prolific scorer at domestic level, completing a triple hundred and two centuries for the Pakistan A side in Sri Lanka which led to his recall for the West Indies tour.

Pace bowler Jahangir played four Tests for India on tours to England in the 1930s. He is best known for killing a sparrow with a delivery at Lord's in 1936.

Majid was Pakistan's captain in the 1970s before serving as chief selector and chief executive of the Pakistan Board in the 1990s.

The only family so far with three generations playing Test cricket was headed by Jamaican George Headley, the first truly world-class West Indies' batsman who averaged an imposing 60.83 runs from 22 tests.

His son Ron played two Tests for West Indies in the early 1970s and grandson Dean, a talented swing bowler, featured in 15 Tests and 13 one-day games for England.

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