PCB can't take action against me: Latif

Published: Monday, April 26, 2004, 20:06 [IST]
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Islamabad :Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has made light of the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) threat of disciplinary action for alleging match fixing during recent India series, saying the PCB had no right to do so since he was not a contracted player.

Replying to a notice from the PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan referring his case to a disciplinary committee, a defiant Latif said that the comments made by him on television alleging match fixing after Pakistan lost the fourth One-dayer were the views of an individual and player who was not under contract with PCB.

"Rashid has said he believes the Board cannot take disciplinary action against him but if they want to take any action they are free to do what they feel best," local daily The News said while reporting his reply to the PCB.

Khan wrote to Latif last week informing him that his case has been referred to the disciplinary committee of PCB headed by Justice Ameer Alam for further action.

In his letter, the PCB chief voiced his concern over the remarks made by Latif on television that the body language of players suggested that the fourth match was perhaps "fixed".

Khan said that the former captain had upset the Board and members of the Pakistan team with his allegations.

Latif who was ignored for the series against India despite being active in domestic cricket is presently busy writing his biography in which he has planned to reveal more about match fixing in international cricket.

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