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Dr Rashid Latif joins PTI

Dr Rashid Latif, the owner of Hameed Latif Hospital, along with his son Haroon Latif on Tuesday announced to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)...

Latif seeks more cricket in Afghanistan

Afghanistan coach Rashid Latif Monday urged the nascent cricketing nation to develop more sporting infrastructure so that players can improve more quickly by playing...

Latif backs Tillakaratne on fixing claims

Former Pakistan cricket captain Rashid Latif has backed Hashan Tillakaratne after the ex-Sri Lanka skipper came under fire for claiming that Sri Lanka have...

Attack the key at Mohali, says Latif

KARACHI - Former captain Rashid Latif Saturday tagged India "favourites" for World Cup semi-final against arch-rivals Pakistan but said an attacking team stood more chance of victory at Mohali. India, winners of the World Cup in 1983, meet the 1992 champions Pakistan in the semi-final on March 30, a match which has already left millions of fans across the border in a frenzy. Latif said India on their home ground will be favourites. "India in India are favourites, there is no doubt,"

Pakistan, India clear favourites now: Latif

LAHORE - Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif believes that Pakistan will face South Africa or England in its next round encounter. "Pakistan may play South Africa or England in quarter-finals," said Rashid Latif, current coach of the Afghanistan team. "We can now say India and Pakistan are the clear favourites of this World Cup, but Pakistan will be the team to beat."
Latif has coached some of the players in the present Pakistan team after hanging up his boots as the country's

Cup format encourages fixing: Latif

MUMBAI - Rashid Latif, the former Pakistan captain who blew the whistle on cricket corruption eight years ago, fears that the current World Cup format encourages fixing. Latif said that the 14-team line-up at the Feb 19-April 2 event in the subcontinent in which six teams have little of no chance of winning, opens the door to corruption on the back of bribes from illegal subcontinental bookmakers.
"It is obvious that the real competition will only start from the quarter-final

No sit-in by PPP ministers today, says Latif Khosa

LAHORE - Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa on Monday said the provincial ministers of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would not stage any protest, adding that there were some misunderstandings and reservations, which would hopefully addressed soon.
It is pertinent to recall that provincial Senior Minister Raja Riaz had announced Saturday to hold a sit-in in front of the Punjab Assembly if the provincial govt failed to reply positively to the 19-point agenda.
Khosa while

Latif Khosa links KBD to provinces’ consensus

LAHORE - Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa has said that all dams, including Kalabagh, must be built, but after removing the reservations of all the provinces.
He was talking to media people during his first interaction with PPP beat reporters at the Governor's House on Thursday. He said the country was in dire need of new big water reservoirs but these should not be constructed at the cost of the national unity, but with the consensus of the provinces.
The governor,

Latif feels sorry for suspended trio

LAHORE - Former Pakistan Test captain Rashid Latif feels bad for the three suspended players - Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif. Latif, who blew the whistle on the match-fixing menace in international cricket, said the ICC had dragged its feet on reaching a decision on the case.
"The ICC has put these players through a lot of mental torture. Perhaps they don't realise the sort of tension and pressure the players go through when confronted with such a situation," PTI

Latif shocked at Ijaz Butt’s statement on cricket facilities in China

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has challenged the claim of PCB chairman Ijaz Butt that China didn't have enough cricket facilities to host international matches or the Asia Cup in 2012.
In a statement on Thursday, Rashid said he was surprised to read Butt's statement after his return from Bangladesh where he attended the Asian Cricket Council meeting that awarded the Asia Cup to Bangladesh.
Rashid categorically said that the facilities at the cricket stadium in

Latif leads Pakistan to cricket bronze

GUANGZHOU: Skipper Khalid Latif smashed an unbeaten 53 off 42 balls as Pakistan won the cricket bronze medal at the Asian Games with a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Friday.
Latif, whose five one-day internationals made him the only capped player in his young team, hit four sixes and two fours to lift Pakistan past Sri Lanka's 135 all out with two overs to spare.
Three of those sixes came in one over from leg-spinner Malinga Bandara, boosting the total after Pakistan had

Ton-up Latif leads Pakistan’s mauling of China

GUANGZHOU: Pakistan captain Khalid Latif smashed the first century of the Asian Games cricket tournament on Monday as the favourites crushed China by 128 runs to reach the semi-finals.
The 24-year-old opener hit an unbeaten 103 in 69 balls which featured eight fours and five sixes as Pakistan made 183-1 off their 20 overs with Sharieel Khan making 46. It was China's second successive defeat in the tournament, having lost to Malaysia by 89 runs, and ended their brief, first