Pakistan Cancels Haris Rauf's Contract When He Declined to Participate in Australia's Test matches

Haris Rauf

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Vishal Singh Feb. 16, 2024

Rauf declining his national duty -

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) terminated the pacer Haris Rauf's contract on Thursday after he declined to travel to Australia for a three-Test series in the previous year. Following a practice in Lahore.
The chief selector Wahab Riaz stated that Rauf withdrew at the last minute after indicating his availability. The medical panel told Riaz that Rauf was fit to play and that there were no concerns about his fitness. Rauf's explanations, according to the PCB, were inappropriate.

"Playing for Pakistan is the ultimate honour and privilege for any sportsperson,” the PCB said. “Refusal to be part of Pakistan’s Test squad in the absence of any medical report or justifiable reason is a material violation of the central contract."

Rauf flew to New Zealand for a T20 series that Pakistan lost 1-4 after Pakistan lost the Test series 0-3.
During the Australia and New Zealand tours, Mickey Arthur was replaced as the team director by Mohammad Hafeez, with whom the PCB also parted ways.

“Hafeez’s passion for the game has inspired players and his mentorship during the tour of Australia and New Zealand has been of immense importance,” the PCB wrote on social media. “The PCB wishes Hafeez good luck and success in his future endeavors.”

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