#T20WC: Rashid Latif Backs Imad Wasim

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Source: The Express Tribune

Rashid Latif backed Imad Wasim, who has been in the news for the last few days owing to his splendid performance in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) and so, here is a look at what the former captain had to say while talking to Cricket Pakistan.

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Rashid Latif Wants Imad Wasim To Play The #T20WC

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While explaining his perspective on Imad’s inclusion, the 55-year-old said, “I also announced my retirement in anger, so I know in what condition Imad might have made this decision. In Imad’s absence, Pakistan tried several all-rounders, including Nawaz, but none of them performed. The World Cup is coming up in the West Indies, and during the Caribbean League, Imad has always performed well on those pitches. He can prove successful once again this time. He is a utility player and can contribute significantly to the team.” 

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Cricket Pakistan further reported that, “Imad is not willing to reconsider his retirement until his concerns are addressed. He is concerned that if he is brought back into the team for one series and then sidelined again, it will create further issues. He also desires a better category in the central contract.”

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The publication also while citing sources wrote, “the Chief Selector, Wahab Riaz, has not contacted Imad yet, however an official from the PCB has inquired about his future plans. Some people in the board believe that now is the time to give opportunities to new players. Even if Imad is brought back, he may not play for an extended period. However, captain Shaheen Afridi and others consider him suitable for the team.”