Umpire Bismillah Jan Shinwari, who has been umpiring in international cricket for Afghanistan, has died due to a blast. On Saturday, an explosion occurred on the roadside in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, which also hit 36-year-old Shinwari and died.
The 36-year-old umpire had stood in matches in the 2017 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day and the 2017–18 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day tournaments happened in Afghanistan and also umpired many international matches.
According to the Afghan media, the blast took at least 15 people’s lives and injured 30 people. The roadside blast happened near the district governor’s compound in the Ghanikhil district in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday afternoon.