By Daniel Massey
A young cricket lover from Ozone Park who has represented the United States national team was among those missing after Tuesday's terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Nezam Hafiz, 32, an employee of Marsh & McLennan, was working on the 94th floor of Tower 1 when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the building at 8:48 a.m. He was last seen at 8:15 a.m. that morning, according to USCricket.com, a sports website.
Hafiz had spent the previous Saturday in the cozy confines of his favorite place in the world: the cricket oval. While he did not play because of a fractured toe, Hafiz was there to “support Guyana” in its match against Winward Island in Canarsie Brooklyn, his sister Sharon Adam said.
“That's the last time I saw him,” said Adam. “I came over to my mom's on Sunday, but he was out again playing cricket.”
Suzanne Samaroo, a childhood friend of Hafiz, posted a physical profile of Hafiz on the WCBS radio website, describing him as 5 foot 9 inches with a medium complexion.