Qadir, an integral part of Pakistan’s most successful sides in the 1980s, was 63, nine days short of his next birthday. He played 67 Tests and 104 ODIs between 1977 and 1993.
Qadir worked with Pakistan cricket in several capacities after his playing career was over and ran a private academy just outside Gaddafi Stadium. He served as Pakistan’s chief selector and he picked the World T20-winning squad in 2009.
“PCB is shocked at the news of ‘maestro’ Abdul Qadir’s passing and has offered its deepest condolences to his family and friends,” the Pakistan Cricket Board tweeted.