27 Feb 2014

Pakistan appoint anti-corruption champion

7:47 am on 27 February 2014

Pakistan have appointed former Test captain Rashid Latif as chief selector and tasked him with helping in the fight against corruption.

The straight-talking 45-year-old is known for taking a stand against match-fixing, which has dogged cricket in Pakistan over the years.

Latif, who famously blew the whistle on his team-mates for match fixing in 1994, will also assist in giving training and lectures on anti-corruption matters.

His stance forced the government to initiate an inquiry into match-fixing, which resulted in a life ban for former captain Salim Malik and fines for Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Mushtaq Ahmed, Inzamam-ul Haq and Saeed Anwar.