Rashid Latif ‘favourite’ to become new chief selector of Pakistan cricket: report

Former wicketkeeper reportedly leads the race that also features Shoaib Akhtar.

By Web Desk
August 06, 2019
Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Rashid Latif. Photo: AFP

Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Rashid Latif is leading contenders for the vacant chief selector’s position, according to Roznama Express.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to look for the successor for Inzamamul Haq, who decided against seeking an extension following the expiration of his contract last month.

Latif, one of the finest keepers produced by Pakistan, is reportedly the favourite for the gig, if Express is to be believed.

The Urdu daily’s reporter Muhammad Yousuf claims that Latif’s former teammate Shoaib Akhtar is also a contender, although neither of the two have been approached by the board yet.

Akhtar is reportedly keen to take the job, just last week announcing that he would not pick fights with anyone if entrusted with the responsibility.

The report further adds that a majority of the PCB-appointed cricket committee are in favour of appointing a local coach as incumbent Mickey Arthur’s successor.

However, PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani and Wasim Akram, a member of the committee, are in favour of retaining the South African trainer.