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Rashid Latif named Pakistan chief selector

Umar Farooq

February 26, 2014

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Rashid Latif gestures during a press conference, Karachi, August 24, 2013
Rashid Latif will replace Azhar Khan as the chief selector of Pakistan © AFP
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Rashid Latif, the former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper, has been named chief selector of the national team. He will replace Azhar Khan, who was named head of the selection panel for an interim period when the PCB was taken over by an eight-man management committee after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif dissolved the board of governors on February 10. Latif will take over the role from April 1.

This is the third time in less than a month that the chief selector has been changed. Earlier, the PCB, under Zaka Ashraf, had appointed Aamer Sohail as head of the selection panel, which was immediately denounced by the new management committee under Najam Sethi and coordinate member Azhar was put in charge to select the ODI and T20 squads for the tournaments in Bangladesh.

Latif was in contention for different roles, including the head of anti-corruption department. He, though, has been given an additional responsibility to assist the board in imparting training and conducting lectures on anti-corruption matters.

"I am excited on getting associated with PCB," Latif said. "I will endeavour to build a strong team keeping in view the World Cup 2015. I will also assist PCB in whatever way I can in anti-corruption matters."

The other selectors in the selection panel are Azhar, Saleem Jaffar and Farukh Zaman. Pakistan's next assignment will be a home series against Australia in the UAE in October.

Latif played 37 Tests and 166 ODIs in a career that spanned 11 years. He last played in 2003 and since than has been engaged with the game, running a cricket academy in Karachi. He is currently working as a government graded officer - as sports head of Port Qasim Authority (also a first-class team). According to the PCB, he will join them on deputation from his parent department.

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Posted by cricketkumar on (February 27, 2014, 15:52 GMT)

That's great. Moin Khan as coach and Rashid Latif as chief selector. Wow. They used to compete for one slot earlier, now they'll work in partnership.

Posted by Asif_Bary on (February 27, 2014, 13:40 GMT)

I am from Sri lanka . Great fan of Rashid Latiff. Man with a great integrity I wish him well to do a good job for Pakistan Cricket. I don't know much about the domestic players but at least half of the current set up should go. Good luck

Posted by android_user on (February 27, 2014, 9:48 GMT)

i m sure he will do better then others cheif selectors...May he become a successful in his good purposes..

Posted by Malik_Murad on (February 27, 2014, 7:48 GMT)

It is too early to predict about the selection of Chief Selector. Only time will tell as Rashid is new to PCB setup and has only been around in the media criticizing so many things about PCB. So, it is now his job is to do what is actually require. Looking forward for something better than the past...

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 7:40 GMT)

It must be great even if he stays for 1 to two years .... He was neglected for most of his career. And now we will get rid of Shoaib malik, kamran AKmal etc atlast...hope sarfraz, hammad azam, raza hassan, asad shafiq, fawad alam gets their due properly now (i m from Punjab-- pakistan)

Posted by android_user on (February 27, 2014, 7:35 GMT)

great the selection wil b on merit....inzamam should b selected as a batting coach now....

Posted by Mustafa7861 on (February 27, 2014, 7:29 GMT)

Please re-call Abdul Razzak in the team along with Imran Nazir and Nasir Jamsheed, we do not need Hafeez he is the waste performer.

Posted by Mustafa008 on (February 27, 2014, 7:25 GMT)

Rashid bhai, please bring back Abdul Razzak and Imran Nazir. Remove Hafeez he is the worst player.If you want Pakistan to win then Razzak must be in the sqad because he is the only player who can manage to victory....

Posted by Neuman on (February 27, 2014, 7:15 GMT)

Wish him best of luck ...good luck PK CKT

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 7:01 GMT)

Now Players From Punjab Sindh KPK Baluchistan Will be Selected on Merit..

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 6:57 GMT)

This is Great .. First Time Now Pakistani Team will be Selected on Merit ... not on Domicile Base of Lahore ....

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 6:26 GMT)

I am from PUNJAB....... We should not give air to prejudice. WE ARE ALL PAKISTAN..... from NWFP to SINDH ..... WE ARE PAKSITANI...... I am strong supporter of Rashid Latif...... He deserved and he was neglected ...... This is a wise decision...... We need good players.... whatever from any where of Pakistan ........ Rashid Bhai...... GOOD LUCK .....

Posted by BUKHARI53 on (February 27, 2014, 6:04 GMT)

Highly suitable person to be a chief selector, but million dollar question is that for how long? Rashid Lateef a an outspoken individual and in my opinion, if there will be interference or pressure from any corner, he will immediately resign due to his nature. We expect that he will not give undue favours to non-deserving players of his parent department Port Qasim Authority. Wish him best of luck.

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 5:18 GMT)

Rashid bhai plz bring back real genius RAZZAQ BACK we miss him a lot pak team loose last 5,6 wkts consistantly for nothing we need razza at 7 and afridi at 8

Posted by sramesh_74 on (February 27, 2014, 5:12 GMT)

PCB continues to humor the cricket world with their decisions. Latif the trouble maker from the past is now chief selector. For how long?? your guess is as good as mine..

Posted by FHZAHID on (February 27, 2014, 5:11 GMT)

Its very pathetic to see from educated people for portraying provincial prejudice on this forum which is being read globally.

This is the tragedy of our nation that we are negative thinkers and remain in isolation or what ever.....!

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 5:10 GMT)

muhammud haffez is the problem in the pakisthan team.he is a politician.he should not play for pakisthan. afridi should be the captain my team for pakisthan being as an indian. 1.afridi. 2kamran akmal. 3umarakmal 4youniskhan 5misba 6shoibmalik 7abdulrasak 8waheebriyaz 9umargul 10junidkhan 11sayedajaml

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 5:09 GMT)

Rashid bhai plz bring back RAZZAQ our team losse last 5,6 wkts sonsistancy for nothing we need razzaq at 7 and afridi 8

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 5:04 GMT)

Hope he can stay longer and stronger on this position. Good Choice

Posted by amahch on (February 27, 2014, 4:52 GMT)

Dear Respected Members, Please don't say him biased, I am following the cricket since last three decades, didn't seen a thorough gentleman and an honest person in Pak Cricket. Moeen and also the example of honesty and credibility. You can say anything in wrong words about Chairman, do you know what is the mystery behind the chairmanship appointment?

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 4:49 GMT)

best decision. It is even better decision than appointing Moin Khan the coach. Rashid Latif will prove to be good for Pakistan Cricket insh'Allah. I hope both Wicket Keepers (Moin & Rashid) can solve Wicket Keeper issue in our national team. Sarfaraz deserves the spot in both Tests and ODIs. He should play next year's world cup in Australia, so should Fawad Alam.

Posted by Cricket_Man on (February 27, 2014, 4:35 GMT)

Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't Rashid Latif the one who went to court against Najam Sethi's appointment as Interim PCB Chairman the first time? If so then what changed his mind this time around? He was a really good cricketer in his time and follows domestic cricket keenly and I am glad that he got appointed. But his change in stance might be a result of some sort of a deal with PCB. I hope he serves his country honestly like the man he is. Good luck!!

Posted by FHZAHID on (February 27, 2014, 4:33 GMT)

Only appropriate decision taken by the PCB over a decade. We may hope for the betterment of Pakistani team under his selection. Lets see how much time he remains chief selector of PCB.

Posted by junaid_bhai on (February 27, 2014, 4:33 GMT)

Very good decision from PCB, he will help Pakistan cricket surely @Samee0324 & LeftBrain, who started racism. plz be careful while posting your comments on an international forum. when a player is selected in Pak International team he is just a Pakistani, not a Karachiites or a Lahori. For God sake plz leave discrimination & racism........... peoples like you need to change you attitude.

Posted by Ray24 on (February 27, 2014, 4:18 GMT)

For those who are saying it will be Karachi 11, it is better to have a team that wins, wherever the players are from. If we look at Pakistan cricket or Pakistan as a state, Punjab is responsible for the current state of affairs, not any other province. The team has been playing with 8-11 players from Punjab and has been loosing consistently. The other issue is the corruption of Punjab players, Butt, Asif, Amir, Akmal, Shoaib Malik and the list goes on. Rashid was Pakistan's best keeper and a straight honest man - Dear Punjab, let's give honesty and merit a chance for a change.

Posted by Ozcricketwriter on (February 27, 2014, 4:13 GMT)

Latif would be better served as head of the anti-corruption unit, I feel. He was always good at dealing with corruption. I am not sure if he will be as useful as chief selector.

Posted by phil-pak on (February 27, 2014, 4:08 GMT)

well, i know Rashid personally, He belongs to a very good Family, he is honest and pro Pakistan, he can't do Punjabi/Mohajir and Pathan things. . All of us should support him so we can have some good teams and matches. To all other friends. Lets be Pakistani not Mohajir or Punjabi.Give all your support and Love for Rahid Latif and his team

Posted by Tornado1 on (February 27, 2014, 3:40 GMT)

Good decision. He is an honest person and strong man... I hope useless guys like shoaib malik or hafeez would be gone forever

Posted by ahmedabbasi69 on (February 27, 2014, 2:48 GMT)

A very good choice. An honest and a fair man with good cricketing brain.

Posted by masoodchik1 on (February 27, 2014, 2:35 GMT)

Latif Sahib, Congratulations on your well waited, deserve and well important new assignment. I would like to bring your attention to present U-19 team which is in my oppinion is a full talented group of youngsters.I believe this is future of Pakistan I would also suggested that you should keep a close eye on them.This group from 1 to 11in my oppinon has all the qualities a mature cricketers should have who knew the game. I am talking about their abilities such as correct batting technique for driving a ball in all directions, blocking and taking quick singles when ever it is required. These youngsters during previuos game against England manifest that they are ready for any big game in future. If I were you I will place them on the high performance group and use them as much as possible so they improve their present talent and keep constant watch on them for their progress so they don't go waste. Sincerely, Masood Chik

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 2:07 GMT)

@Zubair Saeed Bajwa Why hate someone if he is from Karachi?

Posted by pontingkhan on (February 27, 2014, 1:46 GMT)

Good Luck Rashid. I hope he ATLEAST gets rid of the Akmal brother rule on the wicket and the likes of Shoaib Malik (mr 90 lives), and appoints a sharp wicket-keeper batsman half as good as himself.

Posted by justbecoz on (February 27, 2014, 1:09 GMT)

something sensible for a change by PCB. only problem is with Rashid Latif's appointment as chief selector, we may never see kamran akmal, sohail tanveer, imran farhat and shoaib malik in pakistan colors again and that would certainly be an anti-punjab stance of this karachi cricketer.

Posted by avmd on (February 27, 2014, 0:59 GMT)

Ok, I know Latif never been involved in any match fixing, rather he paid the price for taking a stand against it, deserves respect for that. But, honesty doesn't start and finishes at match fixing. Staying unbiased and selecting players on merit is also a way of showing honesty. Based upon Latif's controversial personality and his backing of players from only Karachi in the past creates doubt about him and now Moen and him having a huge say in Pak cricket, only time will tell whether they will earn respect out of it or not. I hope they will.

Posted by ahsan48 on (February 27, 2014, 0:56 GMT)

This is the best decision ever taken by PCB. We are having an honest person as chief selector and that matters.All of you who are talking about Punjab eleven ,Karachi eleven or any other type of prejudice comments please refrain from that childish approach. We all are Pakistani and looking for best Pakistan 11 and honest person with great cricket sense as Chief selector is very welcome appointment.

Be Pakistani .Think Pakistani

Posted by TheRealRockNRolla on (February 27, 2014, 0:35 GMT)

@Zabair Saeed Bajway

listen sialkot 11, it will be a proper Team Pakistan now vs. Team Punjab as it has been for the last 6-8 years!! we should rid our country of people like you!! pathetic!

Posted by TheRealRockNRolla on (February 27, 2014, 0:30 GMT)

@Mubeen Anwar - so before it was Pak 11 or Punjab 11 ??? ...where there is smoke there was fire" the diabolical comment you have made shows your ill will and the level of mal intent. enough said... Rashid Latif is the best thing that happened to Pakistan Cricket in 20 years!! Full stop.

Posted by saeed_anwar_coverdrive on (February 26, 2014, 23:45 GMT)

@mzm, Umar asim; this guy is one of the most able person in Pak cric and I'm sure he will select the most deserving players to represent PAK & I'm from faisalabad not karachi. dont be this much biased

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 23:44 GMT)

I can say that finally Pakistan cricket is moving into the right direction. First Moin Khan and now Rashid Latif. Both are honest ex-players and will do full justice to Pakistan cricket team.

Posted by saeed_anwar_coverdrive on (February 26, 2014, 23:34 GMT)

Well Aamir Sohail was a good choice as well but Rashid Latif is even better. Very open and honest person. wish he stay in there long enough to make some good impact.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (February 26, 2014, 21:49 GMT)

He is best for this job and he will do Justice to the selection.First of All he should get rid of Shahid Afridi,shoib Malik Mohammad Hafeez,Saeed Ajmal And Bring Three or Four Batsman Allrounders and Good batsman Wicketkeeper which we did not have since Rashid Latif . I hope he will not Entertain to any Political Personal Figer This How We can have Goodallround Team Which Can Bring The Old Fame Back Inshallaha

Posted by zzby on (February 26, 2014, 21:34 GMT)

This guy is honest man , but I also fear that Pakistan team would be selected from Port Qasim now as previously it was from Sui Gas & Wapda. One thing is for sure that Younis Khan would be in the team for ODIs and that would be really good decision. He talks really good but now it is test of character....

Posted by JimTronix on (February 26, 2014, 21:22 GMT)

Just shocked and appalled to see the comments from fellow countrymen who are apparently from a specific part of Pakistan that instead of appreciating the fact that such a man has been appointed whose career is filled with controversies just because he always stood against corruption. How can he favor specific cricketers? Know what? he will soon resign because of the legacy of corruption in PCB, however he will certainly try to deliver good results like Abdul Qadir did. Our country and our cricket is already going through the worst phase yet my countrymen are having like racists. Come on guys why can't you just accept a head of selection committee from Karachi. If the Karachities make place on merit what is wrong in that?

Posted by wasiq on (February 26, 2014, 19:53 GMT)

@avmd,Zubair,mzm, When he was made captain after WC-2003 Players like Mohammad Hafeez,Umar Gul, Yasir Hameed Rana Naveed made their International debuts and they are not from karachi its so unfortunate on your part that just because he is from karachi he has to be biased.Get your facts together before auguring the outcome.

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 19:28 GMT)

This is the best decision, he is a very honest man, and i am sure he will do the selection on talent, he knows very well what he does, and got a very good cricket knowledge, those who thinks it will be a KHI 11, then Pak 11, this is not going to happen with this man incharge, yes, we might not see Imran Farhat, Kamran Akmal or even shoaib malik who are in the team for i donno what reason, but for sure, competition will increase and that is only good for the National Team,

Posted by android_user on (February 26, 2014, 19:13 GMT)

I can't believe some people here undermine a personality like Rashid Latif, because he comes from a certain city. This is probably the best decision PCB have made in the last decade along with appointing Moin Khan, both of them are class acts.

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 19:09 GMT)

dooms day for Pakistan cricket coming soon/

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 18:58 GMT)

The best decision ever made by PCB in last 15 years. Hope they dont overturn it in near future...

Posted by Saqqi11 on (February 26, 2014, 18:46 GMT)

For those who started KHI XI vs PAK XI discussion. please note that since last 15 years we have seen Punjab XI instead of PAK XI.

it is my humble request to selectors that best talent should be picked, whether it is from khi, lahore or from small villages

Posted by GrindAR on (February 26, 2014, 18:40 GMT)

Good for PCB and their team morale... He know what it take to form a formidable and fairly consistent team and results.

Posted by Stieprox on (February 26, 2014, 18:12 GMT)

latif is very honest person.hope he maintains his honesty in selection as well.

Posted by android_user on (February 26, 2014, 18:11 GMT)

Karachi XI instead of Team Pakistan

Posted by oskhanz on (February 26, 2014, 17:58 GMT)

My all time favorite and the best ever wicket keeper for Pakistan. I am sure and pray that given a reasonable time span, he will prove his capabilities as a cricketing genius and his dignity towards Pakistan cricket.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (February 26, 2014, 17:47 GMT)

Good decision! He is really competent, now we can expect some real talent being selected...

Posted by mzm149 on (February 26, 2014, 17:43 GMT)

Bad news. Now we will get to see Karachi Dolphins instead of Pakistan XI.

Posted by avmd on (February 26, 2014, 17:42 GMT)

With Moeen Khan coaching and Latif being the chief selectors, there bound to be some change in the look of Pakistan team of future. Now following players will make the nucleus of WC squad. *Yunis Khan, captain, others Afridi, Faisal Iqbal, Khalid Latif, Khurram Manzoor, Asad Shafiq, Shahzaib Hasan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK), Anwar Ali, Mohammad Sami, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Tabish Khan, Tanveer Ahmed, Sohail Khan. Other than Karachi, the rest of the country will be represented by Mohd Talha and U mar Amin, both play for Port Qasim. Good luck.

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 17:38 GMT)

Very good decision taken by the PCB. He is an honest and sensible man

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (February 26, 2014, 17:20 GMT)

So after worldcup we will play in october thats a shame

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 17:15 GMT)

Wooow great selection.Inn Sha Allah now the future of Pakistan cricket is shine.

Posted by SaudFaruqi on (February 26, 2014, 17:14 GMT)

Finally some sanity in the PCB. Rashid Latif is the right man for the job. Best of luck to him!

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 16:53 GMT)

Rashid Latif is a man of integrity, Honesty and principle this is a right move. Najam Sethi is making some very good decisions.

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 16:40 GMT)

i congratulate him,, he is one of the greats of pakistan,, who have an eye to pick the players,, my advices to him are: pakistan just only requires a finisher to play on no:7 who have calm and cool mind in pressure cooker situations,, as in our team 5:misbha 6:akmal 7:shahid, they are not good finshers,, misbha is the best pakistani batsmen but unfortunatel he is not finishes, and akmal and shahid how they are,, every body knows,, so pakistan only require a finisher to play at 7.. so he have to find it out,, but unfortunately i am seeing any of such kind in our domestic players, so if he does that,, it will the greatest gift for pakistan

Posted by android_user on (February 26, 2014, 16:35 GMT)

i cant wait to see imran khan to be the prime minister. only he can save and promote pak cricket. its sad to see whats going on in pcb nowadays.

Posted by Cricket_Master_Mind on (February 26, 2014, 16:18 GMT)

I read 10 posts over here and most of them said "HE IS HONEST PERSON'' I think that is enough for a player to be a true gentle man. This is ''Respect'' ALLAH blessed him due to his true devotion & honesty. There are many big names in Pakistan Cricket bigger than Rashid but they do not have such fame ''HONEST'' He truly have such Label in paksitan '' HE IS VERY HONEST GUY'' Love's to see him working for betterment of pakistan cricket. Najam Sethi had made a good decesion but please Now STOP it to change and change and change. Give him at least 2 years if you want good results. He will get Pakistan team some new face's from domestic cricket thats for sure. Good to see Paksitan Cricket is in Good hands.

Posted by umairasgharbutt on (February 26, 2014, 16:12 GMT)

no doubt, hes an honest man!

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 16:09 GMT)

Sethi's appointment will soon be declared null and void by the court in the near future. Hence, all subsequent appointments will also be declared null and void.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (February 26, 2014, 16:02 GMT)

Rashid latif good luck buddy!!!!! Let's see how long you will survive in this Pakistani cricket controllers?

Posted by android_user on (February 26, 2014, 15:46 GMT)

Once again Karachi Group will become powerful & the deserving players from remote areas will be sidelined. Afridi.... instead of being kicked out.. Will be the captain for 2015 world cup.

Posted by shabiheqbal on (February 26, 2014, 15:32 GMT)

Nice and honest man hope works great best of luck sir.

Posted by android_user on (February 26, 2014, 15:14 GMT)

rashid latif was good wicket keeper and will be good for pakistani team because he is honest man

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 15:14 GMT)

Rashid Latif and MOin Khan...both in action for Pak cricket once again at same time but in different roles though inter connected

Posted by wapuser on (February 26, 2014, 14:49 GMT)

Good job. Let's see what happens now.

Posted by android_user on (February 26, 2014, 14:41 GMT)

Right man for the job.

Posted by LeftBrain on (February 26, 2014, 14:36 GMT)

A very good decision. Rashid is the most serious, most honest and principled man in Pakistan cricket. He helped so many youngsters made it to national, first class teams through out country. I hope he bring merit the sole criteria to be selected for national team, which automatically means Lahore lobby looses its parchi players. I am looking forward to a day when a Pakistan team is announced with out talent-less, mediocres like like Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik and Hafeez.

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 14:36 GMT)

lets hope hes given a chance to clean up some of this mess. if the pcb had utilised rashid latif at an earlier stage, then quite possibly theyd have avoided being embroiled in the controversies of recent years. one thing not lacking in our country is talent, and we hope inshallah this is a step towards building a team, that reflects the aspirations of its countrymen.

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 14:36 GMT)

I hope he don't bring back Mohammed Yusuf and Rana Naved in the team .It's time to say good bye to Afridi, Haffez, Abdur Rehman, Karmran and Malik .its time to look at the future..

Posted by Farooq3 on (February 26, 2014, 14:27 GMT)

Appointing Rashid Latif as the chief selector is a step in the right direction - he is honest, competent and truly dedicated to the betterment of cricket in Pakistan! Good luck to him and the Pakistan team!

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 14:20 GMT)

Great Decision by PCB!!! Rashid Latif should clear the mess in Pakistan cricket and should bring positive changes to the cricket team..........

Posted by mensan on (February 26, 2014, 13:57 GMT)

He was an honest cricketer when he played. Far from corruption. Always gave his best. Tremendous cricketer.

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 13:39 GMT)

Rashid is extremely serious guy about Pakistani cricket and hope he brings more sincere cricketers in Pakistan.

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 13:35 GMT)

Latif is very proactive and imaginative figure, he helped many guys make their way in the team, Younis khan being one of them. He should be given a role to look after domestic cricket development. I'm still not sure how he will team up with Moin Khan though. PCB also needs to look into the appointment of Zaheer Abbas and fielding coach. Zaheer must assist the batsmen at local level to improve their technique, don't know what he can do to improve the guys on the tours. I believe for fielding coach slot, foreign coach can do a better job than a local one.

Posted by android_user on (February 26, 2014, 13:28 GMT)

Time to make change.Hafeez,Afridi,Shoaib even Ajmal need to take break now. Looking forward to Sami Aslam,Imam ul Haq Inclusion to the Greens.

Posted by funnykid on (February 26, 2014, 13:25 GMT)

Very good decision by the new PCB management. Rashid Latif is upright, honest and straight forward, good for cricket in Pakistan. The best decision by Mr. Najam Seti. We appreciate and look forward to selection on merit alone.

Posted by android_user on (February 26, 2014, 13:23 GMT)

A positive move . Rashid knows what is expected of him.Its going to be a challenge now for all the big guns (seniors) they have to perform otherwise be kicked off the team. Afridi be the first on list ..Watch out ..♡

Posted by Samee0324 on (February 26, 2014, 13:20 GMT)

Excellent Decision!! He knows about ground reality and talent available currently in Pakistan!! I am sure he will bring good talented batsmen, bowlers and also wicket keeper from throughout Pakistan not only from lahore and faisalabad!!

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (February 26, 2014, 13:03 GMT)

Good Decision by PCB, Congratulations to Rashid Latif, I hope He will get rid of Hafeez , Afridi and over weight Sharjeel. Pakistan must bring back Haris Sohail at Number 3, and Imam Ul Haq as opener before The World Cup. He can be a Future Saeed Anwar In Sha Allah.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (February 26, 2014, 13:00 GMT)

Rashid Latif is recognize cricketer then those who been selectors in past by playing one test or none .

Posted by WaqasAm on (February 26, 2014, 13:00 GMT)

I think it will be difficult for PCB to carry on with Moin Khan and Rashid Latif at the same time.

Posted by android_user on (February 26, 2014, 12:52 GMT)

good choice. much much better than Azhar Khan. Rashid has good repo and always speaking against culture in team and pcb.

his actual job will start after wct20.

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 12:44 GMT)

Very well decision. Good Luck Team Pakistan

Posted by android_user on (February 26, 2014, 12:42 GMT)

Very good decision. I trust Rashid Latif and I believe he will do a good transparent job. I wish him the best in this post.

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 12:42 GMT)

So Moin Khan coach and Rasheed Latif chief selector. Interesting combination :)

Posted by   on (February 26, 2014, 12:37 GMT)

Some sense prevailed in PCB. I hope they stick to these decisions of Moin Khan, Rashid Latif, however I am still a bit unsure on Zaheer Abbas and particularly the fielding coach.

Should get the Pak U-19 fielding coach to work with Seniors, the junior team was very good.

Posted by Paki_123 on (February 26, 2014, 12:32 GMT)

Cricket board is bring the players in selection and management. This seems to be a good move, because Pakistan wasted lot of talent in last 3-5 years just because of selection based on links instead of performance. That is why pakistan hav'nt produce any batsmen from last 5 years. Only dependent on 2-3 batsmen, if they fail, Pakistan lose. I hope this change will bring some more talented crickets to International team.

Posted by Anwar-Lara on (February 26, 2014, 12:26 GMT)

Best decision taken by PCB in ages.. Rashid Latif will certainly do justice to this post!!

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