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Rashid Latif Cricket Academy in Haripur, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta

By Shayan Khan • Jan 11th, 2010 • Category: Misc • 136 Comments

What should be done by the PCB and the government is being done by the glorious former wicket keeper of Pakistan, the one and only Rashid Latif. He is opening his cricket academies throughout the country and servicing the Pakistani cricket a lot by tracking, identifying, and polishing the cricket talent.

After the successful running of academy in the city of Karachi, he is now expanding. His most recent feat in this regard is the commencement of academy in the Haripur, a small city of NWFP near the hill station of Abbotabad, 2 hours away from the capital Islamabad.

Following is the profile of Rashid from wikipedia:

Rashid Latif (Urdu: راشد لطیف) (born October 14, 1968 in Karachi) was a Pakistani cricketer. He started playing for the Pakistani national team in 1992 after the World Cup. He impressed the selectors by hitting a fine 50 in his Test debut. This however did not cement his place in the national squad as he was throughout his career in competition with another Pakistani wicketkeeper named Moin Khan. This led to ongoing changes of wicket-keepers for the next decade. In 1996, he announced retirement after differences with some team players and the team management. He came back shortly and became the captain of Pakistani cricket team in 1998. Soon however, again due to differences, he was dropped from the team and again replaced by Moin.

Latif remained out of the national squad until 2001 when after a string of poor performances, the Pakistani team replaced Moin Khan (who was the captain) with Rashid . After coming back into the squad, he somewhat cemented his place in the squad by keeping the wicket and giving a string of good batting performances. The highlight of his career came when after the 2003 Cricket World Cup, he was announced the captain of the Pakistani team. Under him, Pakistan successfully experimented with several new players and the team gave positive results. He was also involved with uniting the players through his captaincy skills both on and off the field. However, differences between Latif and the team management again surfaced in 2003-2004 which saw him the captaincy to Inzamam-ul-Haq. He was omitted from the squad and since has been out of the team despite his attempts to get back into squad during 2003-2005.

As of April 2006, Rashid Latif have retired from first class cricket as he toured with Pakistani senior players to play against Indian senior players in April 2006. This series is played between players who have retired from the sport. Also, according to statistics available on cricinfo’s website, it can be seen that Rashid Latif has not participated in first class cricket since 2005. His last international outing was in 2006 when he played for England’s Lashings cricket club.

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    My name is Attiqullah Khan.I want to learn cricket…My age is 13….I am in class 6th.I love cricket alot…I want to take admission in cricket coaching academy if any present in Quetta….

    plz mujh se contact kar k mujhe detail mai
    bataie mera number hey 03003247533

  3. my name is bilal and m admission cricket plz reply me.03224726720

  4. hi i want to join rashid latif cri acadmy and i m in queeta

    Rashid Latif bhai.
    plz mujh se contact kar k mujhe detail main
    bataie mera Email address

  6. muja admission lena ha academy ma or main pakistan k ley khelna chata hoo. . .
    muja plzz guid karen k main kiya karoon. . ?
    or academy ma admission kesa milega. . .

  7. ma ap ki academy join karna chata ho .can you tell me full details

  8. ASSALAM U ALAIKUM,HI;’ MAI CRICKET ACCEDEMY JOIN KARNA CHAHTA hoo piz muje ak maka do me apne molk k leya kuch kar dikhau piz

  9. ASSALAM U ALAIKUM,HI;’ MAI CRICKET ACCEDEMY JOIN KARNA CHAHTA hoo piz muje ak maka do me apne molk k leya kuch kar dikhau piz this is my nummer 03322170115

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  11. salam..main aap ki academy join karna chata ho..
    main all rounder ho
    main pakistan k liye khelna chata ho
    muje aap ki help chaiye
    0345 9761826 ye mera num hai

  12. salam mein criket acedmey join karna chatha ho waqas im legspineer and aggressive batsman plz contect me num 03134627390

  13. respected sir
    most respectlly i beg to state that i want to join your academy because i am loving cricket i want to play for pakistan plz contact me my email address
    i shall be very thankfull to you for this act of kindness
    your most obediently

  14. hi i m ubaid i loving pakistan circket i work pakistan some thing i choose for play circket i join your academy plz contect me my mobile num 03432667684 & my email thanks

  15. hi meri request ko kabool karo

  16. plz mujhe jawab bheje me ap ki akedemy me ana chata hon me buhat ziyada mehnti ho circket me

  17. sir app mujhe is cricket me select karle! app ke bohat meherbani.

  18. plzzz plz me cricket ka bht bra fan hn aur me apki accadmy me ana chahta hn plz is nuber pr contact kren 03016275720

  19. hi, mara name adnan hey mai rashid latif cricket acadmy join karna chata hon mara number yai hai 03332725545 mujay janon ki had tak cricket ka shot hey my age is 17

  20. mai is academy mai kehlna chata hoon muje is ki details bataian my number is 03318034200 i live in quetta

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