Former captain and batsman Rashid Latif, who retired in 2006, will take over as chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team. According to a press statement issued by the PCB, Latif met PCB Chairperson Najam Sethi and discussed various issues. In addition to his responsibilities as chief selector, Latif will also assist the PCB with training and anti-corruption matters.
“I am excited on becoming associated with the PCB. I will endeavour to build a strong team keeping in view the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. I will also assist PCB in anti-corruption matters,” Latif said. He has also served as coach of the Afghanistan cricket team, and is known for his stance against match-fixing.
Commenting on Latif’s appointment PCB Chairperson Najam Sethi said he has keenly followed Latif’s views on cricket in the past and that he trusts Latif will be able to bring about positive changes.
Latif has played 37 Tests and 166 One-day Internationals (ODIs) for Pakistan.