Wednesday 26 February 2014 

Rashid Latif Is New Pakistan Chief Selector

Pakistan v Sri Lanka
Rashid Latif will take over as Chief Selector on 1st April
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Former international wicket-keeper and national captain Rashid Latif has been named as Pakistan's new Chief Selector, replacing Azhar Khan, and he will also play a role in anti-corruption.

For much of Latif's playing career, he competed with Moin Khan, who is now the Pakistan head coach, for a place in the national side.

He will take over as Chief Selector on 1st April and also deliver training as well as conduct lectures on anti-corruption.

"I am excited on getting associated with PCB," Latif said.

"I will endeavor to build a strong team keeping in view the ICC Cricket World Cup

"2015. I will also assist PCB in whatever way I can in Anti-corruption matters," he added.

After Latif's retirement, he coached Afghanistan and has publicly criticised the International Cricket Council (ICC) for making changes to One-Day International cricket which he feels encourages fixing to take place.

PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said: "Rashid is an extremely valuable addition to our team.

"I have keenly followed his forthright views on cricket in the past and I trust he will be able to bring about positive change in our cricket."

© Cricket World 2014

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