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Pakistan Cricket Board appoint Rashid Latif as chief selector for national team

Rashid Latif will help PCB fight match-fixing © Getty Images
Rashid Latif will help PCB fight match-fixing © Getty Images

Feb 26, 2014

Former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif will be seen in a new role from now on as he has been appointed as a chief selector for the national team by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

“I am excited on getting associated with PCB. 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,” said Rashid who was quoted as saying by PCB’s official website.

“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,” said PCB chief Najam Sethi on Latif.

Rashid who will be appointed as chief selector from April 1 2014, met with Sethi on Wednesday and discussed the various technicalities of the job.

In addition to his selection duties Rashid will also assist the PCB in matters of match-fixing in Pakistan cricket and will aid them in weeding out the menace from the sport.

Rashid will also give a series of lectures on anti-corruption and is seen as a key part of PCB’s war against match-fixing in the country.

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