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Abdul Haq
08-25-2010, 02:15 AM
Afghanistan’s recently hired batting coach Rashid Latif has resigned from his post amid differences between the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and head coach Kabir Khan who’s tenure was ended last week. “We received Rashid resignation and fully respect his choice, but are shocked to receive a long list of new demands just 25 days after signing a contract with him”, the ACB’s CEO Hamid Shinwari told the Cricket Post.
Rashid Latif has asked ACB in an email earlier today to either restore Kabir Khan as a coach or increase his salary from 6000 USD to 12000 USD, hire a car for him and his family with a driver in Karachi and pay him benefits that utility, house rent, and medical insurance for him and his family in Karachi plus a hundred US dollars daily allowances on trips with being able to fly business class. ACB responding to his e mail explained to him that ACB cannot afford his new demands, Shinwari says.
If Rashid Latif new demands were met, his benefits (6000 USD) would have increased to 17000 USD that ACB rejected, he then sent his resignation saying he cannot continue with the ACB for family and personal reasons. ACB has accepted his resignation.
CEO Hamid Shinwari says the ACB is talking to the ICC for last few days to help hiring a coach from Australia, South African or England. He says the new coach will join national squad camp prior to Kenya tour that takes place in October this year.
Rashid Latif demands are shocking, says CEO Hamid Shinwari, as it has never been brought during the negotiation if he was joining the ACB because of kabir Khan, “his arrangement is with Afghanistan” Shinwari says.
Rashid Latif’s behavior is regarded unprofessional by many in Afghanistan as Afghans do not have good experience of individuals pursuing friendship and alliance in the ACB and the national team. Esmatullah Andar, a close follower of Afghan cricket who resides in Dubai, says Rashid departure is positive for Afghan cricket as it not acceptable to have “gangs” in the team, coaching, or the ACB administration. We would like to see a professional cricket in Afghanistan where people do not quit because their friends quit. Everyone shall be treated based on the level of his professionalism and ability they show; we have to fight grouping at all levels if we want to have sound cricket in the country.
Many Afghans already discuss Rashid’s decision in discussion forums, some showing sympathy with him and criticizing the ACB for not retaining him saying he has come to war-zone and rightly deserve what he demands for, some others accusing Rashid of pursuing “friendship” in cricket and “blackmailing” the ACB raising doubts about his commitment to cricket and him being a professional coach and cricketer who keeps his promises and stays firm.

Yousafzai Pakhtun
08-25-2010, 02:21 AM
Dvee charta pukhtun coach waley na' goreeeee?.....Pukhtunkhwa ke der kha loobgharee shta chey da coaching joga deeeeee......

Abdul Haq
08-25-2010, 02:30 AM
That is realy a huge amount of requirements.,. I request the ACB to take immediate step to fil the vacancy

Abdul Haq
08-25-2010, 02:32 AM
we can hire or even train our pashtun coach by this amount of money latif has reequired

08-25-2010, 05:52 AM
woo ma yu saray ledlay da Dravd da india player ya jaib

ka ekhay da .....Pakistan team tarna 30 lack rupay gustaly haga Baywasa (gahreb)

wu zka.......

pa kam email ya kam zay ta lter walgey warta ?

Master Khan
08-25-2010, 01:51 PM
Paki and Afghan just don't go well together lol.
A Pashtun coach should be better, Adbul Qadir would be good :)

Admin Khan
08-25-2010, 02:24 PM
That was fairly quick. I must say his demands are pretty silly.

08-25-2010, 03:49 PM
where is the source for the lead post? Because it sounds ridicolous..if Latif wanted to make money he wouldnt have wanted to be the Afghan cricket coach.

The real reason for his departure is the corrupt Acb..which is becoming worse. Latif gave a list of demands, these included starting cricket acadamies, building new cricket grounds in Jalalabad, Kandahar..Kabul etc...but this was met by silence by the cricket board.

Latif also wanted coaching sessions in jalalabad and other places in Afghanistan but the board refused once again instead they wanted to do all the coaching etc in Sharjah...I wonder why?

08-25-2010, 04:34 PM
Rashid Latif didn't like the PCB and had problems with them for being corrupt and he is not the kind of guy who is after money. I agree with Ayub this story seems made up to me. If it turns out to be true that is really weird because if you know cricket and have followed it for a long time Rashid Latif was the most honest and respectable guy in Pakistan cricket, he had fights with many people during his time as a player coz of his honesty

08-25-2010, 06:20 PM
Just because he is punjabi/pakistani he has to be the one in the wrong for resigning=/.

Most of the pakistani players were corrupt but he stood by the team and played well. He was against match fixing and everything which was against the goodwill of the team. Having heard about the corrupt Afg cricket board I wouldn't be suprised..The Bangladeshi and Pakistani cricket boards are both corrupt and seem to favour their own families.

08-25-2010, 07:57 PM
^ If indeed corruption was the reason then why did he work for Pakistan all those years? :/

08-25-2010, 09:01 PM
^ If indeed corruption was the reason then why did he work for Pakistan all those years? :/

When did he work for them? He was always in and out

08-25-2010, 09:01 PM
Read this

Latif has notably became batting coach of the Afghanistan National Cricket team [1] Latif also stated that the Afghan players were keen to learn from him. [2] Latif further added that he liked the challenge of coaching the team and helping at grass-roots level of Afghan Cricket [3] in July 2010 he also talked about having a Pakistan-Afghanistan cricket series in late 2010 to help Pakistan return to staging international cricket.[4] As a wicket-keeper Latif also commented on the form of Pakistani wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal by stating that "Kamran has gained weight for a wicket-keeper, his wicket-keeping has been poor due to that and a lot of work load as a cricketer. I strongly suggest to all wicket-keepers that when they are struggling they take a rest and then comeback to the scene stronger as poor wicket-keeping can destroy you confident as a batsman." [5] In August 2010 the coach of the Afghan team Kabir Khan announced that he was going to leave his post because of consistent interference by the board. This led to Latif who was batting coach at the time to be named his succesor. However just after that Latif announced his resignation also citing consistent interference caused by the board [6]

08-25-2010, 09:02 PM
Afghan cricket has a long way to go to being professional...

08-26-2010, 05:23 AM
^ If indeed corruption was the reason then why did he work for Pakistan all those years? :/

What could he do, he had to earn his livlihood somehow.

09-12-2010, 08:31 AM
Man, Kabir Khan should've stayed. zrra me toor che pa ACB ke hum tsa cheenjay sta.

Shehbaz Khan
09-12-2010, 01:56 PM
LOL, If all we are giving him and he thinks that it's not enough for him so he can quit :p

Moreover, I don't know who was the coach of Afghan Youth Academy .. The won a few days ago in Karachi and had beaten a local club team in the final which was having International players like Imran Nazir and Rana Naveed Ul Hasan .. The match was here in Karachi.. Was good watching it live ;)