Rashid Latif top contender for chief selector post

Shoaib Akhtar is also in the race with the former wicketkeeper-batsman

Rashid Latif top contender for chief selector post PHOTO: AFP

Former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif has emerged as the favourite to replace Inzamamul Haq as the new chief selector of Pakistan cricket team.

According to sources, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar is also in the race for the chief selector post with Latif. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is yet to contact both former cricketers in this regard.

Latif is currently contracted with the Pakistan Television (PTV) and recently extended his contract for three more years. However, he is likely to accept the chief selector job, if offered by the board.

On the other hand, the majority of PCB’s cricket committee members are in favour of appointing a local coaching staff. Whereas, Ehsan Mani and Cricket Committee member Wasim Akram are in favour of extending Mickey Arthur’s contract.

Arthur grilled in PCB Cricket Committee meeting

The PCB’s cricket committee members will meet again, today, to finalise their recommendations regarding the future direction of Pakistan team. These recommendations will then be forwarded to the PCB chairman Ehsan Mani for approval.

The cricket committee had previously held a lengthy meeting on last Friday to review the performances of the senior men, women, Under-19 and Under-16 national sides over the past three years.