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.
Even though the political climate in Pakistan is heated up and uncertainty prevails but that has not prevented former players from wading into the national team for its poor performances in Sri Lanka and for renewed calls to remove Misbah-ul-Haq as captain.
The story of Afghanistan`s rise in cricket has been nothing short of a fairy tale, but the real work will begin only after their debut in next year`s World Cup, according to Rashid Latif, the ex-Pakistan skipper who is a coach with the Afghan team.
The war of words between Rashid Latif and the PCB has intensified after the former skipper claimed that reports were true about him not being pushed to take up the chief selector`s job were influenced by pressure exerted by the England and Wales Cricket Board on the Board.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly denied the report that board is not urging Rashid Latif to change his decision of declining the chief selector`s job because the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is pressurizing to keep banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria out of cricket.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) didn`t make an attempt to convince former test captain, Rashid Latif to change his mind about accepting the position of chief selector because of pressures from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has reportedly revealed that backing a corrupt player to join the board was one of the reasons that forced him to back out from the post of chief selector for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
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.
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.
Pakistan`s new cricket chief selector Rashid Latif has said that relying on senior players backfired following the team`s batting collapse against the West Indies, which saw Pakistan crash out from the World Twenty20 tournament.
Pakistan may have been humbled in their World Twenty20 opener against India but former captain Javed Miandad is confident that Mohammed Hafeez`s men will stay alive to make the final where he expects them to face off against the arch-rivals once again.
Former Pakistani captain Rashid Latif has urged Pakistan to rely more on pacers instead of spinners when they face India in their World Twenty20 match on March 21 at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka to break their jinx against their arch-rivals in a World Cup match