Pakistan Cricket Board likely to reinstate Haris Rauf’s contract: Reports

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is ready to restore the contract of leading pacer Haris Rauf. According to PTI reports, it is learned that the legal experts of the governing body have made an assessment and the fast bowler could win back the national contract.

Reports claimed that Haris Rauf filed an appeal through his lawyer detailing why he did not participate in the Australia Evidence. Earlier, the fast bowler had said in a discussion that he wanted to take care of his body and prioritize white-ball cricket, so he retired.

A PCB official said the legal team is examining Haris Rauf’s appeal to have his central contract reinstated. He said there is a good chance his appeal will be accepted and he will be able to get the contract back.

“There is a chance that the appeal will be accepted and his contract will be reinstated.” stated a source, quoted by PTI.

Haris Rauf was dropped from the PCB’s domestic contract after he refused to play in the three-match Test series against Australia. The fast bowler will also not receive the NOC to participate in any foreign league until June 30, 2024. But PCB wants him to be available for all international commitments.

Following this, many experts shared their verdict on the situation and lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the way they treated Haris Rauf. The fast bowler did not take part in the Tests against Australia but played a few matches in the Big Bash League.

Haris Rauf is currently injured as he dislocated his shoulder and is out of the ongoing Pakistan Super League. He played three matches for the Lahore Qalandars before getting injured. He was part of Pakistan’s squad for the five-match T20l series in New Zealand, but did not play for the team in four matches.

PCB not happy with Lahore owner Qalandar’s comments on PCB’s mishandling of Haris Rauf

Reports claim that PCB is not at all happy with Lahore Qalandars owner Sameen Rana for his comments on Haris Rauf. The franchise owner lashed out at the governing body for the way they treated the lead pacer, claiming they publicly humiliated the fast bowler.

The owner of Lahore Qalandars claimed that the termination of the contract has psychologically harmed Haris Rauf. He before adding that he would never treat his employees like that. Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, he explained:

“The timing of that announcement was totally unnecessary. There was no Pakistan series coming up or any emergency situation requiring the announcement two days before the PSL. Whatever the logic, the timing was really bad. Psychologically it was a hard blow for him because his whole life’s main goal is to play for Pakistan.

“Rauf is our main bowler, our biggest wicket-taker after Shaheen Afridi. Publicly humiliating him and issuing a press release announcing the termination of his central contract, he had never seen this happen anywhere. “I would never treat my employees like that.” He concluded.