WA Today – Zeeshan Akbar was not there to bat on Wednesday afternoon but his friends still declared him “not out”.


  • In April last year 29-year-old Zeeshan was fatally stabbed while working the night shift at Queanbeyan’s Caltex service station on Bungendore Road.
  • On Anzac Day, just over one year since the tragedy, friends and family of Zeeshan gathered to play a memorial cricket match in his honour.
  • Zeeshan’s younger brother Faizan Akbar, 26, who is visiting from their home country of Pakistan, said the match was bittersweet.
  • For next year’s game they would even try to fly Zeeshan’s parents over from Pakistan, Mr Jaffry said.
  • Last year Zeeshan’s father Mohammad journeyed from Pakistan to Queanbeyan to celebrate the life his son had built in Australia.

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