The Breaking Point: Rashid Latif's Emotional Outburst Exposes Deep Seated Issues Plaguing Pakistani Cricket
Pakistan cricket has once again made headlines for the wrong reasons, as former cricketer Rashid Latif launched a scathing attack on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for their decision to sideline Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi from the T20 squad for the series against Afghanistan. The announcement of Shadab Khan as skipper for
the T20 series further fueled Latif's frustration, leading him to suggest that the Pakistan team can now "rest in peace".Latif criticized the PCB for their decision to bring in new players and break the team combination, and expressed concern about the media pressure that could lead to the return of senior players with a
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lesser strike rate. He also highlighted the role of older individuals in the PCB who are deciding the fate of Pakistan cricket, despite being in need of rest themselves.In response to the criticism, PCB Chairman Najam Sethi congratulated Shadab Khan on his appointment as the Pakistan team captain for the series against Afghanistan, and
explained the logic behind the decision to appoint Mohammad Yousuf as the interim head and batting coach for the short Sharjah tour to ensure continuity. The Pakistan squad for the T20 series against Afghanistan includes Shadab Khan (C), Abdullah Shafique, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ihsanullah, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Haris (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, etc.