, the former Pakistan batsman who went on to become an ICC match referee, died overnight while playing for Surrey over-50s in England. He was 54.
"Wasim had a big heart attack on the field," a Surrey spokesman told the Cricinfo website. "He felt dizzy, and mentioned this to the slips, saying that he felt he had to go off. He was carried off but then collapsed on the boundary."
Wasim, the brother of fellow Pakistan international Rameez Raja, was a left-handed middle-order batsman.
He settled in England after studying at Durham University and marrying an Englishwoman.
Wasim, who could also bowl top-spinners, played 57 Tests between 1973 and 1985, scoring 2821 runs at 36.16 with four hundreds, the best of which was 125.
He also took 51 wickets at 35.80 with a best of 4 for 50.
Both his career-best performances came against India at Jalandhar in 1983-84. He also appeared in 54 one-day internationals and was subsequently a match referee in 15 Tests, the last of which was in 2003-04.
-AFPCrikey, that's sad. http://www.abc.net.au/sport/content/200608/s1722583.htm