Rashid Latif

  • 'Tarnished' ex-pros made Latif snub Pakistan job 15-04-2014 11:36 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif said on Tuesday that he turned down the job of national chief selector because he could not work with ex-players tainted by corruption. The 45-year-old, who famously blew the whistle on match-fixing in 1994 and 1995, last week refused to take up the chief...
  • Rashid Latif refuses to meet PCB chief 12-04-2014 10:29 AM

    Karachi: After days of speculation and drama, Pakistan former captain Rashid Latif has turned down an offer to meet PCB Chairman Najam Sethi, who wanted to convince the ex-wicketkeeper to take over as the new chief selector. Rashid caused a stir in Pakistan's cricket circles when he turned down the...
  • Afghanistan cricketers to train in Pakistan 10-04-2014 11:49 PM

    Afghanistan's fast-rising cricket team will train in Pakistan under the guidance of two former international captains as they prepare for their maiden World Cup appearance next year, their coach said on Thursday. Aamir Sohail will help the batsmen while Rashid Latif will help the wicket-keepers as the minnows begin tuning...
  • Rashid Latif yet to take charge as chief selector 09-04-2014 09:35 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain and wicketkeeper, Rashid Latif is yet to take charge of his duties as chief selector in the Pakistan Cricket Board although it was officially announced by the board that he would take charge from April 1. A source close to Latif said he was yet to...
  • Pakistan chief cricket selector says picking seniors backfired 02-04-2014 04:43 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's new cricket chief selector Rashid Latif on Wednesday said relying on senior players had backfired after a familiar batting collapse saw the team crash out from the World Twenty20. The 2009 champions were crushed by the West Indies on Tuesday night, sliding to an 84-run loss after appearing...
  • Rashid Latif appointed new Pakistan chief selector 26-02-2014 06:08 PM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former captain Rashid Latif as the new chief selector and the former wicketkeeper-batsman is expected to take charge from April 1. Latif met the PCB Chairman Najam Sethi on Wednesday and was offered the post of chief selector, as well as director...
  • Latif may get job of PCB anti-corruption unit: sources 24-02-2014 10:49 PM

    Lahore: Former Test captain Rashid Latif could get the job of the head of Pakistan Cricket Board's anti-corruption and security unit, according to sources. Reliable sources in the PCB said that Latif was due to meet the Board Chairman Najam Sethi this week to discuss the position. "The Board is...
  • PCB chief defends team but ex-players demand change 12-11-2013 11:30 AM

    Karachi: Former captains and players reacted strongly to Pakistan's 1-4 debacle in the one-day series against South Africa with some of them calling for a change in the captaincy as well as the coach. However, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has come out in defence of the team....
  • Former Pakistan players hail South Africa Test win 18-10-2013 06:41 PM

    Karachi: Former players on Friday hailed Pakistan's upset victory over world number one Test side South Africa in Abu Dhabi, hoping it will lift the morale of the team and the fans. Misbah-ul-Haq's men bounced back from an embarrassing defeat to minnows Zimbabwe last month to beat South Africa by...
  • Latif seeks to convince PCB his bookie claim 30-08-2013 10:33 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain, Rashid Latif will meet the PCB officials and its legal team next week to convince them that he has enough evidence to back up his claim that an alleged Indian bookmaker, Annu Bhatt, was the guest of the board in 2005/06. Well-informed sources said that after...
  • Rashid Latif refuses to publicise evidence on Indian bookie 25-08-2013 12:16 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Rashid Latif has refused to make public any evidence to back his claim that the PCB hosted an alleged Indian bookmaker Anu Bhatt during the national team's 2005-06 series against England and India. Latif said he had the evidence but since the matter was sensitive, he...
  • Pakistan should not force Danish Kaneria to confess: Rashid Latif 25-08-2013 10:38 AM

    Karachi: Former captain Rashid Latif on Saturday said Pakistan cricket authorities should not force leg-spinner Danish Kaneria to plead guilty to spot-fixing until he has exhausted all legal options available to him. A disciplinary panel of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) banned Kaneria for life last year after...
  • PCB demands proof from Rashid Latif over bookie claim 23-08-2013 10:35 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board said Friday that former captain Rashid Latif must apologise or provide proof supporting his claims that an alleged bookie was their guest in 2005. Latif, who famously blew whistle on team-mates over fixing in 1994, last week alleged that Anu Bhatt, named in leg-spinner Danish...
  • PCB rubbishes Latif's bookie connection claim 21-08-2013 10:20 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has rubbished Rashid Latif's claim that an alleged Indian bookmaker Annu Bhatt was a guest of the Board in 2005-06, terming the former captain's accusation as "baseless and stupid". "It is a baseless and stupid accusation. We cannot believe that a cricketer like Rashid Latif...
  • Essex coach Grayson denied being approached by Kaneria 18-08-2013 08:44 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif on Sunday released Essex coach Paul Grayson and player Tom Westley's statements, in which they have denied that disgraced Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria ever approached them to indulge in spot fixing. The statements of Grayson and Westley were part of the disciplinary proceedings instituted...
  • Indian bookmaker Annu Bhatt was PCB's regular guest: Rashid Latif 18-08-2013 08:51 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former test captain Rashid Latif Saturday made a disclosure about the alleged Indian bookmaker Annu Bhatt named in the Danish Kaneria spot fixing case by the England and Wales Cricket Board. According to Latif, the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption and security unit has yet to prove that...
  • Pakistan alone can't be blamed for fixing: Latif 29-07-2013 04:16 PM

    Lahore: Former Pakistan captain and match-fixing whistleblower Rashid Latif said on Monday that cricket as a whole remains far from clean and his country should not be singled out. Latif, who lifted the lid on match-fixing within his own team in 1994, was reacting after The Mail on Sunday said...
  • Ex-Pakistan players criticize team's early CT exit 12-06-2013 08:04 PM

    Islamabad: Poor team selections are to blame for Pakistan's exit from the Champions Trophy group stage in England, say former internationals Sarfraz Nawaz and Rashid Latif. Nawaz, who helped Pakistan reach the World Cup semi-finals in 1979 and 1983, and Latif, who reached the 1996 World Cup quarterfinals, targeted opening...
  • Batting makes India strong contender, say Afridi, Latif 06-06-2013 11:45 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captains Shahid Afridi and Rashid Latif reckon it's not their national team but India that has emerged as the early front-runner to win the ICC Champions Trophy. They said on Thursday that India, with their strong batting line-up, could pose a tough challenge to any team. "India's...
  • Latif asks ICC to conduct character scrutiny of stakeholders 31-05-2013 03:51 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has asked the ICC to conduct a character examination of all the stakeholders involved in the game of cricket in its member countries. "If the ICC is sincere about saving or restoring the credibility and image of cricket, it needs to undertake some unusual...
  • Ashraf's election challenged in Pakistan courts 10-05-2013 07:51 AM

    Karachi: The election of Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board has been challenged in the Sindh and Lahore High Courts a day after the PCB announced him as the first elected head of the board. In Karachi Pakistan's former captain, Rashid Latif filed a petition through his...
  • Latif to move court against Ashraf's election as PCB chief 09-05-2013 01:18 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has said that he would challenge the manner in which Zaka Ashraf was elected Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman under the new Constitution by filing a petition in the High Court. "After my first petition, the PCB introduced a few amendments to its constitution....