For Pakistan wicketkeeper Rashid Latif has hit out at the national cricket team’s alleged problem with manipulating ages of players.
Rashid’s response came in the wake of fast bowler Naseem Shah’s selection in Pakistan Under-19 team for the upcoming Youth World Cup. Last month, the 16-year-old Naseem received his maiden Test cap against Australia in Brisbane.
Taking to Twitter, Rashid wrote Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should not make itself a joke over the ages of its cricketers.
“Pakistani Cricket Team’s players are going to U-19s. U-19s are going to U-16s, U-16s to U-13s & U-13s back to their mothers’ laps. For God’s sake PCB, correct the ages & don’t destroy (your reputation) by working with crooked diploma doctors, don’t make a joke of yourself,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, former Pakistan opener Mohsin Khan has also raised questions over Naseem Shah’s selection for the Under-19 World Cup, slated to be held in South Africa from January 17, 2020.
“It just shows that we are not developing players at the junior level and instead focus on winning events. Imagine a Test player playing alongside youngsters in the Junior World Cup. What impression does it create of Pakistan cricket,” Mohsin said.
(Inputs from The Indian Express)