Muhammad Asif Khan
KARACHI: After a month-long deliberation, over the offer made by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), former captain, Rashid Latif has refused to take on as the new chief selector. Brushing aside any friction between him and the PCB, Latif categorically added that he didn’t want to instigate a controversy with uncalled for remarks. “The PCB considered me for the important slot and I, after thorough consideration, politely turned it down”, said Rashid Latif, while talking to this correspondent for News One TV.
“Despite all sorts of conspiracy theories in the media I firmly state that I had no rift with the PCB. I hope Pakistan cricket will flourish under the current leadership and I thank the PCB chairman for considering me for the post of chief selector”, added Latif
Last month, the Pakistan Cricket Board offered the post of chief selector to Rashid Latif, along with, Latif was also asked to look after the anti-corruption unit of the board.
On a question, Latif confirmed that he had also refused to hold any position in the Anti-corruption Unit.
“This is my first and last statement regarding the PCB. I will keep supporting all the positive endeavours of the PCB in the future”, concluded Latif
The writer is a Pakistani sports journalists, heads the sports department at News One TV & tweets @mak_asif