Former Pakistan player Rashid Latif bashes players for holding private dinners with fans in the USA amidst ongoing T20 World Cup 2024; charges USD 25

In a recent video, former Pakistan keeper-batter Rashid Latif opened up about the team's ongoing private dinner practice, which is a bad sign.

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Controversies are synonymous with Pakistan, and they have proved it yet again. The Pakistan team has drawn attention towards themselves by inviting fans over for private dinners in the USA during the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024. This is not it, they are also charging USD 25 for the dinner invitations. It means that the fans have to pay to meet their favourite players over a private dinner, which is not something to be appreciated. In a recent video, former Pakistan keeper-batter Rashid Latif opened up about this ongoing practice in the team.

"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 dollars. God forbid, had there been a mess, people would have said boys are earning money," said Latif after posting the video on X.

He bashed the team for holding such practices and compared it with the time when they used to have official dinners during events and functions. While Latif is up for fundraising events or a charity dinner, he is completely against the private dinners held by the team. 

Pakistan is set to play their first match on June 6 against the USA

Amidst controversies, Pakistan is ready to play their first tournament match against the USA on June 6, who are in terrific form. After meeting the co-hosts, the men in green will play their second match against the arch-rivals India on June 9 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York. 

The entire world is waiting for this epic clash to see the thrill and excitement a cricket match holds. The last time these two teams met in a T20 World Cup in 2022, Virat Kohli smashed Pakistan's bowling attack and clinched victory from their mouths. Since he's back in form this time, he'll be looking to pull off a similar stunt on June 9. 

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