Home > News >

PCB didn’t pursue Rashid Latif owing to ECB pressure

Rashid Latif © Getty Images
Rashid Latif © Getty Images

Karachi: Apr 20, 2014

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) didn’t make an attempt to convince former test captain, Rashid Latif to change his mind about accepting the position of chief selector because of pressures from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

According to a report in The Dawn, the PCB didn’t want to annoy the ECB which was upset with the decision to appoint Rashid as chief selector in the first place in March.

The report says that the ECB chief Giles Clarke had conveyed his annoyance to the PCB because Rashid had been supporting banned test leg-spinner, Danish Kaneria in the spot fixing case since last year.

Rashid had raised his voice for Kaneria claiming the leg spinner didn’t get fair treatment or justice from the ECB.

The disciplinary committee of the ECB had banned Kaneria in 2012 for life from playing in the UK after finding him guilty of coaxing and encouraging his teammates at Essex county to spot fix in a championship game way back in September 2009.

Kaneria’s appeal was also rejected in 2013 by the ECB appellate tribunal and the leg-spinner who has also been ordered to pay costs of around 200,000 pounds has now entered an appeal against his ban and the costs in a commercial court in London which is expected to give a verdict this week.

The ECB also pressed the commercial court to only hear Kaneria’s appeal if he deposited a security of 20,000 pounds which eventually he did before the hearing held last week in London.

The report said that PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi had tried to raise the issue of Kaneria at a recent ICC meeting where Giles Clarke strongly protested the move and even threatened to boycott the meeting.

“PCB came under pressure because of the ECB stance and decided to give a cold shoulder treatment to Rashid after announcing his appoint as chief selector, a post he was to take charge of from April 1st. They knew well that given his temperament, Rashid would react to the cold shoulder treatment which he did and refused to accept the contract sent by the board,” the report said.

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Colombo

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Dhaka

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

More

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 68 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Sydney

Australia won by 2 wickets (D/L method)

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 87 runs

Photos

Australia vs South Africa 2014, 5th ODI at Sydney

Videos

AB de Villiers: Disappointed with defeat in Australia

Cricket Australia’s marketing gimmick strips umpires of their independence

Live Updates: IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal hearing in Supreme Court: BCCI is killing the game, says Supreme Court

Australia’s top form in ODIs: Early warning for teams heading to ICC World Cup 2015

Myth Busting — did Sachin Tendulkar’s rate of scoring become slower in the second half of his career?

Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina in interesting tussle ahead of India’s Test series against Australia

Australia Australia vs South Africa Australia vs South Africa 2014 Bangladesh Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014 India Pakistan South Africa South Africa tour of Australia 2014 South Africa vs Australia South Africa vs Australia 2014 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2014 Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 2014

Australia vs India 2014: Michael Clarke could miss 1st Test if he is unable to start running by November 26

N Srinivasan makes quick visit to Padmanabhaswamy temple

Ranji Trophy 2014-15: Jharkhand announce probables

Steven Smith inspired by Ashes 2013 flop show

Mohammad Aamer’s return could be delayed, says ICC

IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: N Srinivasan increasingly cornered by Supreme Court’s observations

India vs Australia 2014: Are India as bad overseas as they are made out to be?

Cricket Australia’s marketing gimmick strips umpires of their independence

Australia’s top form in ODIs: Early warning for teams heading to ICC World Cup 2015

Myth Busting — did Sachin Tendulkar’s rate of scoring become slower in the second half of his career?

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

681 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli vs Australian cricketers

Anupam Kher: Narendra Modi’s development mantra will work in Kashmir

लारा दत्ता ने फिटनेस प्रेमियों के लिए नया ऐप लांच किया

Bigg Boss 8: Upen Patel vomits, Gautam Gulati and Diandra Soares get naughty under the blanket!

4 signs you have vitamin K deficiency

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

Karan Johar wants to make films like Rajkumar Hirani

Rs 4 crore! That’s how much Sunny Leone demanded to judge Roadies?

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here