Latif's dream project finally takes off

Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Islamabad:The dream project of former Pakistan Test captain Rashid Latif to establish branches of his cricket academy in the United Kingdom for the Asian community has finally taken off and with positive results.

The wicketkeeper-batsman has been asked by the Asian community, particularly the Pakistanis settled in the UK, to set up branches of his academy in Birmingham, London, Luton and Sheffield.

Latif said he had already held meetings in this connection, which were quite positive, and the academies would start functioning from next year.

"The good news is that former greats like Vivian Richards, Waqar Younis, Saeed Anwar and Daryl Foster have agreed to spend time at these academies and hold short coaching clinics because they are impressed with the fact that these academies will provide coaching to the youngsters free of cost," Latif was quoted as saying from London in local daily The News.

Latif, who played the last of his 168 One-day Internationals and 37 Tests for Pakistan against South Africa in November 2003, has also been visiting local schools in different areas of the UK to hold special coaching clinics.

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