“Our Team Is Now Resting In Peace”, Rashid Latif Slams PCB Management

Rashid Latif
Rashid Latif(Image: PCB)

Former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif slams PCB management including committee chairman, Najam Sethi, and Chief Selector, Haroon Rasheed for resting senior inform players for the Afghanistan T20I series.

Rashid Latif Slams PCB Management

Ahead of the series, Pakistan rested their captain Babar Azam, along with Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi. PCB named Shadab Khan as the captain of the Pakistan cricket team for their Afghanistan tour.

Regarding the appointment of Shadab Khan as the captain of the Pakistan cricket team many questions start to arise regarding Babar’s position in the future as a Pakistan skipper. PCB management committee chairman, Najam Sethi clears the air by explaining the reason for the move.

“Our players are featuring in ICC rankings and winning awards after a long time. Babar and Shaheen won ICC awards. They [PCB] couldn’t digest it. They said we won’t let it happen and now we are here and will take decisions.

Those who never took rest and are 70 or 80-year-old and need to rest, are now deciding the fate of Pakistan cricket. You can say rest in peace Pakistan team. Our team is now resting in peace,” Latif said.

Pakistan Cricket team
Pakistan Cricket team(Image: PCB)

Latif also slammed the new PCB regime for trying to organize a divide-and-rule campaign against the senior players of the Pakistan team.

“When you bring new players, you break a team combination. Some new players, who are selected, will perform in the Afghanistan series, so will they bring back the senior players back with a lesser strike rate. Media will also put pressure on them. This is the first step towards destroying the Pakistan team,” he added.

Najam Sethi warns Afghanistan Cricket Board to look after their player’s behaviour during the series to avoid a clash among the players like what happened during the Asia Cup 2022.

Apart from naming a new skipper for the team, PCB also named a new head coach for the Afghanistan T20I series. Pakistan and Afghanistan will play a total of 3 T20I matches between March 25 to March 29 in Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.