Rashid Latif backs keeper Salman for WI Series

Updated: May 09, 2011, 09:28 AM IST

Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has backed the selection of Mohammad Salman as a wicket- keeper for the West Indies Test series.

He said those dissatisfied over the selection, fail to realize the importance of the wicket- keeper for the team.

"It is the most important slot, wicketkeeper is the man who controls the whole game and you need an experienced guy to handle the pressure and act accordingly. The criticism on his (Salman``s) selection is simply baseless," he said.

He also slammed the selection committee for being voiceless in the selection procedure, saying it was nothing more than a bunch of "yes men".

"The role of the selection committee is disappointing, they have been making blunders. Even before the West Indies trip the selection for the World Cup was questionable," a daily newspaper quoted him as saying.

He also revealed that he was available for the post of the chief selector, if given the opportunity.

Bureau Report