Khalid Latif (cricketer)
|Full name||Khalid Latif|
4 November 1985 |
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
|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|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 30 November 2013
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 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.
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. 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
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. On 18 February, Latif, along with teammate Sharjeel Khan, was formally charged by the PCB for violating the anti-corruption code.
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. 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.
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- Farooq, Umar (18 February 2017). "Sharjeel, Latif charged for alleged corruption". ESPNcricinfo.
- 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.
- Farooq, Umar (20 September 2017). "Khalid Latif banned for five years for role in PSL spot-fixing scandal". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 September 2017.