PCB dismisses Haris Rauf’s Central Contract

Breaking News! PCB dismisses Haris Rauf’s Central Contract. Finally, Haris Rauf could not get a No Objection Certificate (NOC) until June 30, 2024, which will stop him from participating in any overseas leagues.

Fast bowler Haris Rauf’s rejection to join the national Test team for the Australia tour in 2023–24 lead the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to decide to break his contract. Rauf is banned from working with any foreign leagues until June 30, 2024. Rauf was given the opportunity to show his angle, but his justification fell short of satisfying the PCB. The board pointed out the importance of representing Pakistan as a defined praise, and Rauf’s unjustified refusing to join the Test team was seen as a violation of the terms of his contract.

Rauf said to have chosen not to participate in the Australia Tests because of fears about potential injuries, but the PCB viewed this as doubtful given the shortage of supporting medical records. Moreover, Rauf’s previous actions suggested an ability to pick games carefully, choosing shorter forms like Twenty20 and One-Day Internationals to Test cricket. The PCB’s decision to sever his contract may have been informed by his past history of selective participation.

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Although his outstanding success in ODIs and T20Is, he has taken 69 wickets in 37 ODIs and 90 wickets in 66 T20Is—Rauf has only played in one test match since making his debut for Pakistan in 2022. This remarkable decision to favour restricted-overs cricket over the traditional format might have forced the PCB to look at Rauf’s commitment to representing Pakistan in all formats.

Right now, Rauf is preparing with the Lahore Qalandars team for the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL). His PSL participation represents a reminder of his abilities as a powerful quick bowler, but his recent contract termination highlights the need of keeping promises to national team duties, particularly in Test cricket, which is consistently regarded as the peak of the sport.

Throughout summary, the end of Haris Rauf’s contract with the help of the PCB highlights the need of following agreements and the demand for consistent commitment to serving Pakistan in cricket across all formats. Professional cricket players should take note of Rauf’s case as a reminder of their responsibilities, which include the right to wear the national colours and consequences for not living up to expectations.

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