Father of Haseeb Hameed quit job to coach his son after school... Now the youngster is only the second teenager to make England debut since 1949
Haseeb Hameed’s father Ismail hails from Umraj, a village in the state of Gujarat, six hours’ drive from Rajkot, scene of his England debut last week. His mother Najma is also Gujarati.
Ismail Hameed emigrated and settled in Bolton in 1969, working in the Lancashire town’s cotton factories before becoming a driving instructor so he could devote more time to coaching Haseeb after school.
Ismail’s love of cricket, and particularly Geoffrey Boycott’s discipline towards batting, led him to coach his older sons Safwaan and Nuaman — now in their 30s — when they were younger.
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