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Drama continues as PCB may restore pacer Haris Rauf’s central contract soon

Drama continues as PCB may restore pacer Haris Rauf’s central contract soon

In the current PSL, Haris Rauf had played four matches, picking up only two wickets, before getting injured.

Weeks after Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf was removed from Pakistan’s central contracts, the decision might soon be reversed, after a review by the legal team of the country’s board, and official source from the PCB said on Monday. The mess for Rauf had started when his contract was terminated, two days prior to the start of the PSL, after he refused to play the Test series against Australia.

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“There are chances that the appeal might be accepted, and his contract restored,” the source said. Meanwhile, Rauf’s worries do not end there, as he is out of the PSL due to a dislocated shoulder. During the fourth match of Lahore Qalandars, he had sustained the injury.

The source added that Haris had submitted an appeal through his lawyer. But apparently, the board isn’t happy with the comments made over the matter, by one of PSL’s franchise owner, Sameen Rana. The latter had said, that the timing of the announcement was unecessary.

”Rauf’s our premier bowler, our highest wicket-taker after Shaheen Afridi. To publicly humiliate him and issue a press release announcing the termination of his central contract, I have never seen this happen anywhere,” Rana had said in the interview.

“I would never treat my employees like that. The employee at least has the right for you to call, email or message them. None of that happened with Rauf, and it was pathetic. It was really poor management,” Rana had added.

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