Khalid Latif (cricketer)

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Khalid Latif
خالد لطيف
Personal information
Full name Khalid Latif
Born (1985-11-04) 4 November 1985 (age 32)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm off break
Role Batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 163) 30 January 2008 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 31 January 2010 v Australia
T20I debut (cap 29) 12 October 2008 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 7 September 2016 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005–2015 Karachi Dolphins
2000/01 Karachi Blues
2000/01 Pakistan A
2000/01 Pakistan U-19
2016–present Islamabad United
Career statistics
Competition ODI T2OI FC LA
Matches 5 10 111 71
Runs scored 147 142 6,640 2,816
Batting average 29.40 14.2 35.31 46.16
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 19/27 11/9
Top score 64 59 254* 204*
Balls bowled 0 0 513 60
Wickets 9 1
Bowling average 45.00 59.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling –/– 3/22 1/9
Catches/stumpings 1/– 1/– 67/– 32/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 30 November 2013
Khalid Latif
Medal record
Men's Cricket
Representing  Pakistan
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Team

Khalid Latif (Urdu: خالد لطیف‎; born 4 November 1985) is a Pakistani cricketer. A right-handed opening batsman, Latif captained Pakistan in the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup win and the 2010 Asian Games bronze medal win. In 2017, the Pakistan Cricket Board banned Latif from all forms of cricket for five years, for his involvement in spot-fixing.


Khalid Latif was captain of the Pakistani side which won the Under-19 World Cup in 2004. He was the highest scorer for Pakistan at the 2004 U-19 World Cup, scoring 291 runs in eight innings. Latif made his One Day International (ODI) debut at Faisalabad against Zimbabwe in 2008 and the same year he made his Twenty20 International debut against Zimbabwe.

In November 2009, during the 1st ODI against New Zealand, he scored a patient 64 runs from 112 balls in a 138 runs win at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.[1]

In January 2010, during the 5th ODI at Perth against Australia, Latif was tackled from behind by a spectator who rushed onto the field. The ICC later asked Cricket Australia for a detailed report into the breach of security.[2]

Latif then captained the Pakistan cricket team in the 2010 Asian Games. He stated that his goal was to help his team win the gold medal in the games.[3] However, he had to settle for a bronze, after losing to Afghanistan in the semi finals. He was selected in the Pakistan squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.

In 2016, Latif scored a fifty in a blistering knock to take his side to victory versus England in the only T20.

2017 Pakistan Super League spot-fixing[edit]

On 10 February 2017, he was provisionally suspended under the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) anti-corruption code as part of an ongoing investigation into an organisation's alleged attempts to corrupt the 2017 Pakistan Super League.[4] On 18 February, Latif, along with teammate Sharjeel Khan, was formally charged by the PCB for violating the anti-corruption code.[5]

On 20 September, Latif was banned for five years from all forms of cricket in a short verdict announced by a three-man PCB tribunal.[6] He was also fined ₨. 1 million (approx. USD 9,489) and was found guilty of six major breaches of the PCB's anti-corruption code. Latif did not show up to hear the verdict being announced.[7]


  1. ^ "1st ODI (D/N), Pakistan v New Zealand ODI Series at Abu Dhabi, Nov 3 2009". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "ICC asks Cricket Australia for report on security breach". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Pakistan eyeing Asian Games cricket gold". The Express Tribune. 27 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sharjeel, Latif provisionally suspended by PCB". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Farooq, Umar (18 February 2017). "Sharjeel, Latif charged for alleged corruption". ESPNcricinfo. 
  6. ^ Zeeshan Ahmed, Abu Bakar Bilal (20 September 2017). "Khalid Latif slapped with 5-year ban, Rs1m fine in PSL spot-fixing case". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 20 September 2017. 
  7. ^ Farooq, Umar (20 September 2017). "Khalid Latif banned for five years for role in PSL spot-fixing scandal". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 September 2017. 

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