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Captain Shaheen Shah Afridi of Pakistan questions the timing of PCB’s decision to terminate Haris Rauf’s central contract


<p><strong>Lahore:</strong> Following his decision to withdraw from the recently finished Test series against Australia, bowler Haris Rauf’s central contract was terminated at an inopportune moment, according to Pakistan’s white-ball skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi. Instead of playing for the national side in the Test series, which they lost 0-3, Rauf chose to play for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League. To make matters worse, Rauf’s No Objection Certificates (NOC) in international T20 competitions have been refused by PCB till June 30, 2024.</p>
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<p>By the way, Shaheen and Rauf will play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2024 for the Lahore Qalandars. In their first game of the season, they play Islamabad United. “I have little to say on the PCB’s choice. However, Shaheen was cited as telling ESPNcricinfo, “The timing is such that we have a match in one day and the decision just came through.”</p>
<p>Shaheen, nevertheless, supported Rauf, saying that his buddy is “always ready” and “mentally strong” to wear the national shirt. “Hopefully, Hassy won’t be affected by this since he is a resilient young man. Maybe the PCB will also see that this was the wrong moment to make the decision. He said, “Haris is performing well and is always eager to play for Pakistan.</p>
<p>Rauf rejoined the Pakistan squad for the T20I series against New Zealand after the Australia series. Rauf was among wickets even though the Men in Green lost the series 1-4. Without Rauf, individuals like as Khurram Shehzad, Mir Hamza, and Aamer Jamal made their way to Australia.</p>
<p>Rauf was given the chance to present his case by PCB prior to contract termination, but his answer fell short.</p>
<p>The Pakistan Cricket Board has fined fast bowler Haris Rauf after looking into his decision to not go with the Pakistani Test team to Australia in 2023–2024. On January 30, 2024, the PCB management gave Haris the opportunity for a personal hearing in accordance with the principles of natural justice, and his answer was deemed inadequate, the PCB stated in a statement.</p>


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