RASHID LATIF

  • PCB under fire for not postponing New Zealand ODI in the wake of Peshawar massacre 3 hours 49 minutes ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) authorities have come under fire for not postponing the fourth One-day International against New Zealand by a day in the wake of the terrorist attack in a Peshawar Army Public School in which around 132 schoolchildren were killed. Former Test players and critics on different...
  • Pakistan bowling is finished without Ajmal: Rashid Latif September 9, 2014

    Melbourne: The ban imposed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on spinner Saeed Ajmal for illegal bowling action is a deadly blow to Pakistan's 'threatening bowling' unit, feels former skipper Rashid Latif. Latif said on Tuesday that the ban was a major setback for the Pakistan team, which lacks quality spin...
  • Pakistan defeat doesn't augur well for Misbah's captaincy: Rashid Latif August 12, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan players on Monday criticised the national team's capitulation in the first Test against Sri Lanka, blaming defensive batting on the final day for the sevenwicket defeat. A trademark second innings collapse on Sunday meant Pakistan were bowled out for a paltry 180 in Galle after the match...
  • Afghanistan cricketers gear up for World Cup test May 8, 2014

    Karachi: The story of Afghanistan's rise in cricket has been nothing short of a fairytale, but the real work will begin only after their debut in next year's World Cup, according to Rashid Latif, the exPakistan skipper who is a coach with the Afghan team. Latif has been charged with helping...
  • 'Tarnished' ex-pros made Latif snub Pakistan job April 15, 2014

    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 selector's...
  • Rashid Latif refuses to meet PCB chief April 12, 2014

    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 offer...
  • Afghanistan cricketers to train in Pakistan April 10, 2014

    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 April 9, 2014

    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 sign...
  • Pakistan chief cricket selector says picking seniors backfired April 2, 2014

    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 February 26, 2014

    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 additional...
  • Latif may get job of PCB anti-corruption unit: sources February 24, 2014

    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 keen to...
  • PCB chief defends team but explayers demand change November 12, 2013

    Karachi: Former captains and players reacted strongly to Pakistan's 14 debacle in the oneday 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. "Misbah...
  • Former Pakistan players hail South Africa Test win October 18, 2013

    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. MisbahulHaq's men bounced back from an embarrassing defeat to minnows Zimbabwe last month to beat South Africa by seven...
  • Latif seeks to convince PCB his bookie claim August 30, 2013

    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 the...
  • Rashid Latif refuses to publicise evidence on Indian bookie August 25, 2013

    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 would...
  • Pakistan should not force Danish Kaneria to confess: Rashid Latif August 25, 2013

    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 August 23, 2013

    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 August 21, 2013

    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 200506, 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 could...
  • Essex coach Grayson denied being approached by Kaneria August 18, 2013

    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 legspinner Danish Kaneria ever approached them to indulge in spot fixing. The statements of Grayson and Westley were part of the disciplinary proceedings instituted against...
  • Indian bookmaker Annu Bhatt was PCB's regular guest: Rashid Latif August 18, 2013

    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) anticorruption and security unit has yet to prove that Bhatt...
  • Pakistan alone can't be blamed for fixing: Latif July 29, 2013

    Lahore: Former Pakistan captain and matchfixing 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 matchfixing within his own team in 1994, was reacting after The Mail on Sunday said the...
  • ExPakistan players criticize team's early CT exit June 12, 2013

    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 semifinals in 1979 and 1983, and Latif, who reached the 1996 World Cup quarterfinals, targeted opening...
  • Batting makes India strong contender, say Afridi, Latif June 6, 2013

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

    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 May 10, 2013

    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 lawyer...
  • Latif to move court against Ashraf's election as PCB chief May 9, 2013

    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. However,...
  • Latif questions coach Whatmore after 3-0 loss February 25, 2013

    Islamabad: Former captain Rashid Latif has questioned Dav Whatmore's coaching after South Africa humiliated Pakistan 3-0 in their Test series. "Chairman, captain, vice-captain and coach all should be held accountable and it should start from the coach," Latif told the Associated Press on Monday. Pakistan lost the third Test by an innings...
  • New constitution is democratic: PCB tells court February 21, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has told the Sindh High Court that the new constitution of the board, approved by the country's President, has made it more democratic as per the directives of the ICC. Pakistan's former captain, Rashid Latif has filed a petition in the court, which challenged several clauses...
  • Pakistan slammed for lack of aggression by former players February 18, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's cricketers came under fire on Monday after their series defeat in South Africa, with former players blaming the team's timid approach for their loss in the second Test. South Africa, the number one ranked team in Test cricket, beat the visitors by four wickets in the Cape Town...
  • PCB warns Umar against reacting to criticism January 11, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's young batsman Umar Akmal has been cautioned against reacting to criticism by the country's Cricket Board after he hit back at some former players who had questioned his commitment in the recent oneday series in India. Umar shot back at his critics after Pakistan's former captains Rashid Latif,...
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