Mohammad Haris forced to return to Pakistan without playing BPL due to NOC issues

Mohammad Haris

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not issued the NOC to Mohammad Haris, who traveled to Dhaka to participate in the Bangladesh Premier League and as a result, had to return to his hometown in Peshawar without playing a single match in the BPL. Mohammad Haris was going to play for the Chattogram Challengers but PCB rejected the NOC and now he cannot participate in the Bangladesh Premier League.

The main problem is not the NOC, but the fact that it was announced that it would not be granted after Mohammad Haris arrived in Dhaka. It could have been taken earlier and that would have saved Haris the effort of the trip. Mohammad Haris was the captain of the Pakistan A team that won the ACC Emerging Asia Cup held in July 2023. Pakistan A defeated India A in the final to win the ACC Emerging Asia Cup title.

He has played nine T20Is and six ODIs for Pakistan and has not impressed with his performances on the international circuit. The reason for PCB not issuing the NOC is unknown, but it shows that something is wrong with the Pakistan Cricket Board. Recently, Zaka Ashraf resigned as PCB chairman and now these constant issues continue to arise within the board.

Mohammad Haris posted an Instagram story with a photo of his luggage after returning to Peshawar from Dhaka without playing a single match in the Bangladesh Premier League. He has played 66 T20 matches in his career and has accumulated 1516 runs in 64 innings at an average of 24.45 and a strike rate of 146.61. He has also smashed nine half-centuries in T20, none of which have come to Pakistan. He was earlier replaced by Azam Khan in the Pakistan team for the series against New Zealand, where the Men in Green were thrashed 4-1.

Mohammad Haris’ Instagram story after his return to Peshawar

Haris has reportedly already played 2 leagues since July and as per PCB’s new policies regarding NOCs, he will not be given NOC for the BPL. Furthermore, the batsman flew to Bangladesh without an NOC being issued in his name.

Pakistan recently faced a crushing defeat in the T20I series against New Zealand and before that they were whitewashed by Australia in the three-match Test series. The new era of Pakistan cricket began with an eclipse and they are struggling to regain their form across all formats. The Men in Green will not play any international cricket until May 2024 as the players will be busy playing in the Pakistan Super League, which begins on February 17.

Pakistan will face England in a four-match T20I series in May 2024 ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 and will hope to regain their best form before the start of the global T20 event starting on June 1 and being hosted by the Indies. Westerners and the United States jointly.