Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has resigned from a coaching position with the country’s national body after being asked to describe comments he made about the present spot-fixing and betting scandal.
The previous wicketkeeper not long ago seemed on a tv show where he criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board for their handling of allegations against 3 players on their tour of England.
Test captain Salman Butt and pace bowlers Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamir are under investigation by British police for their part in the scandal, which has also led to their suspension by the International Cricket Council.
“I have sent my resignation today to the board which did not like my speaking on this important issue as I am employed with them in the academy,” said Latif, who played 37 tests and 166 one-day internationals for his country.
“I would like to make it clear here that while it is an honour to serve Pakistan cricket in any position I cannot remain quiet on a key cricket issue that could decide the future of Pakistan cricket.
“As a previous player and captain, people look up to me and expect me to speak honestly and without bias and that I have done with out meaning anything individual against anybody.”