Latif admits claiming drop ball as clean catch against Bangladesh

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Karachi, Nov.12 (ANI): Six years after he claimed a dropped catch as a clean take against Bangladesh in the Multan Test, disgraced former Pakistan wicketkeeper Rashid Latif has admitted that he had lied.

"I dived to my right to take a nick from Kapali. The ball dropped from my gloves as I rolled over, but quickly picked it up from the ground before claiming it as a clean catch," The News quoted Latif, as saying.

Bangladesh were in a strong position in the 2003 Multan Test. They were 91 for five in the second innings after having secured a first innings lead of 106 runs over the hosts, when Bangladesh all-rounder Alok Kapali edged a delivery of fast bowler Yasir Ali to Latif.

The wicketkeeper claimed the catch, even though television replays clearly showed the ball popping out of his gloves onto the ground.

Pakistan barely managed to win the match by one wicket, but the match referee banned Latif for displaying unsporting conduct on the cricket field. (ANI)

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