Cricket

Latif snubs PCB post

2014-04-09 13:09
Rashid Latif (Getty)

Islamabad - Pakistan's former Test captain and wicketkeeper Rashid Latif refused to take over as chief selector on Wednesday, just nine days after he was supposed to join the Pakistan Cricket Board.

"I have refused PCB officially ... I don't want to come into controversy," Latif said.

Pakistan made an early exit from the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh when it lost to West Indies in the last group match.

Pakistan Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez, who only scored 55 runs in the World Twenty20 and took just one wicket, stepped down soon after the tournament, while short contracts of head coach Moin Khan and batting consultant Zaheer Abbas' also expired.

Latif criticized Hafeez's decision to step down and was also vocal against team's poor performance on the state owned Pakistan Television.

Local media speculated that Latif might also refuse to take over as chief selector.

"Today there's too much in (the) media and I would like to break my silence by announcing that I will not join PCB as chief selector," Latif said.

Latif, 45, scored 1 381 runs in 37 Test matches and 1 709 runs in 166 one-day internationals in between 1992-2003.

Latif also served as batting coach and head coach of Afghanistan national team and had also briefly coached Pakistan wicketkeepers.

In his tweet on Tuesday, PCB chairperson Najam Sethi said that Pakistan will tour World Twenty20 champions Sri Lanka in July-August before taking on Australia in a one-off Twenty20, three one-day internationals and two test matches, all in the United Arab Emirates in October.

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