The ICC World Cup 2015 trophy is currently on a worldwide tour, stopping in all major cricketing nations where it is welcomed by their cricketing greats and put on display. The trophy recently came to Pakistan where it was unveiled in Lahore and Karachi at various venue and received by the big names in Pakistan cricket. Although it was a celebratory moment, the absence of one former legend has vexed many people including Rashid Latif who criticized the PCB for this.
The man in question was great Pakistani cricketer and now arguably one of the most popular politicians in the country, Imran Khan. Rashid Latif criticized the PCB for not inviting Imran Khan to the unveiling ceremonies, saying the decision was made in bad spirit and has damaged the image of PCB.
Former captain and wicketkeeper Rashid Latif’s criticism has been echoed by Pakistani cricket fans and it makes sense because Imran Khan was the captain who led Pakistan to their only World Cup victory in 1992. Memories of that World Cup were refreshed as the trophy arrived in Pakistan so it seemed like an obvious choice to invite the man who was behind it all but this was not the case.
Rashid Latif said that nobody could take the credit of winning the world cup away from imran khan and the PCB should keep politics away from the game. He said that this decision was a great discrimination and that history would never forgive the PCB for this.