There’s a glimmer of hope for Haris Rauf as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering reinstating his central contract following an appeal lodged by the cricketer, according to sources.

The prospect of Rauf’s contract being restored seems promising, with indications suggesting a favourable outcome for the talented fast bowler.

Newly elected PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi weighed in on the situation, expressing his unwavering support for Rauf while emphasizing the paramount importance of prioritizing national commitments over T20 leagues.

Naqvi stressed the significance of placing Pakistan first and foremost, urging players to uphold the country’s pride above all else.

For the unversed, the central contract of Haris Rauf was terminated by the PCB last month in the aftermath of his refusal to join Pakistan’s Test squad for the tour of Australia 2023-24.

The decision to terminate his contract was accompanied by the suspension of his No Objection Certificate (NOC) to play in any foreign league until June 30, 2024.

The PCB’s decision stemmed from Rauf’s refusal to participate in the Australia Tests, citing injury concerns and workload management as reasons for his absence.

Despite Rauf’s explanations, the PCB deemed his response unsatisfactory, leading to the termination of his central contract.

Source: Cricinfo

Having only played a solitary Test match for Pakistan, Rauf’s international career hangs in the balance as he awaits the outcome of the appeal.

With 69 wickets in 37 ODIs and 90 wickets in 66 T20Is, Haris Rauf has proven himself as a formidable force in limited-overs cricket.

Currently, he is recovering from a shoulder injury sustained during a match in the ongoing Pakistan Super League season nine.

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