PCB should sack Wasim if changes to T20 World Cup squad are made: Latif

Monitoring Desk

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper Rashid Latif termed the talk of a change in the Pakistani squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup as ‘inappropriate’.

Speaking to private channel on the occasion of a friendly match between Lahore Sports Journalists Association and Islamabad Club in Islamabad, Latif claimed that changing players at this stage will send the wrong message.

“Changing two to three players at this moment will set a negative precedent. Whenever teams will be announced in the future, everyone will ask for changes because we will have set a wrong tradition,” said Latif.

“If the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) feels that changes are necessary then the first person they should remove is the Chief Selector [Mohammad Wasim]. Making changes to the squad means that the current selection committee has failed to do its job properly,” he added.

Each team participating in the T20 World Cup are allowed to announce changes to their squads till October 10 and it remains to be seen what changes PCB are going to enforce.

Pakistan is set to begin their T20 World Cup campaign against India on October 24 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.