Rashid Latif Refuses Chief Selector Post

Ex- national team skipper allegedly turned down offer due to a difference over working conditions. The uncertainty surrounding Pakistan cricket took a new turn on yesterday as former skipper Rashid Latif refused the job of chief selector following an alleged difference over his working conditions.

Rashid Latif

Rashid Latif’s refusal to take over as chief selector, a role he was due to start in April after being hired 2 months ago, is the latest blow to the Pakistan cricket set-up. “The PCB considered me for the important slot and I, after thorough consideration, politely turned it down,” Rashid Latif said in a statement.

Rashid Latif played 37 Tests and 166 ODI matches for Pakistan and also coached the Afghanistan cricket team, leading them to a silver medal finish in the Asian Games in China in 2010. He also runs cricket academies for youngsters in different cities across Pakistan, a role which many believed would have helped him in the selector post.

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