8 May 1938 |
Meerut, British India (now India)
|Batting style||Right-hand batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Relations||Majid Khan (cousin)
Imran Khan (cousin)
Javed Burki (Urdu: جاوید برکی) (born 8 May 1938) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 25 Tests from 1960 to 1969 to eventually become an ICC match referee. Burki received his early education from St Mary's Cambridge School. He also played cricket while studying at Oxford University (1958–1960).
Javed Burki is the son of General Wajid Ali Khan Burki (1900–1988). General Burki's sister-in-law, Shaukat Khanum (Burki), was the mother of Imran Khan,1 the founder and leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party. Another of Burki's cousins, Majid Khan also served as Pakistan's cricket captain.
Burki's brothers include Dr. Nausherwan Khan Burki, a founding member of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre and Jamshed Burki, a career civil servant Interior Secretary.
After retiring from cricket, Burki joined the Pakistan Civil Service as part of the District Management Malakand Division – NWFP eventually working his way up to become Secretary to Government of Pakistan's Ministry of Commerce and Secretary Ministry of Water and Power (WAPDA]). Burki also served as CEO of Pakistan Automobile Corporation (PACO) under who's leadership Pakistans first locally assembled car the Pak Suzuki Motor Company2 was launched.
During the dictatorship of General Pervez Musharraf Burki objected to questionable Military Vehicle procurement process by Senior Serving Members of Pakistan's Army. To muzzle Burki he was arrested on 19 December 2002 from his residence in Islamabad and taken to Karachi Jail (which was under MQM influence).3
|Pakistan cricket captain