WATCH – Rashid Latif slams Pakistan team for hosting private dinner for $25

Rashid Khan slammed Pakistan team for hosting private dinners for money |  XThe Pakistan cricket team led by former captain Rashid Latif to organize a dinner and meet and greet in the US where fans could interact with the players for a price of just $29.

Cricket in Pakistan is inextricably linked to controversies. Whether intentional or unintentional, whatever Pakistani cricketers say or do makes headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Just two days ago, a video leaked on social media in which Pakistan captain Babar Azam allegedly body-shamed wicketkeeper Azam Khan during a practice session.

And now, Rashid Latif has criticized the Pakistan cricket team for organizing a private meal worth $25. Pakistan is said to have organized a ‘secret dinner’ in the United States of America just before the start of their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign, during which fans were invited for a ‘meet and greet’.

According to a video released by Latif on social media, fans could meet Pakistani players at the exclusive dinner for a fee of USD 25. This has caused a stir among the Pakistani cricket community.

Latif says in the video: There are official dinners, but this is a private dinner. Who can do this? It’s terrible. That means you met our players for $25. God forbid, if there had been a mess, people would have said boys make money. People tell me that whoever calls the Pakistani players, all they ask is, ‘How much money are you going to give?’ This has become common.

In our time things were different, we had 2-3 dinners, but they were official. But this is emphasized because it is the World Cup. So the players have to be careful. The $25 amount should not be used blatantly in this way. You attend 2-3 dinners, but without the commercial angle. You can go to charity dinners and fundraisers, but this is neither a fundraiser nor a charity dinner. This is a private position with the name Pakistan and Pakistani cricket associated with it. Don’t make this mistake.”

Here’s the video:

Pakistan will start its 2024 T20 World Cup against USA on June 6.