#LQ Defends Haris Rauf, Comes Down Hard On PCB

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#LQ owner defended Haris Rauf while criticizing Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) during an interview with the ESPNCricinfo and so, here is a look at what was said by Sameen Rana during the interaction.

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#LQ Blasts PCB Over Mishandling Haris Rauf

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Sameen while coming down hard on PCB said, “The timing of that announcement was wholly unnecessary. There was no Pakistan series coming up, or any emergency situation that necessitated the announcement two days before the PSL. Whatever the logic was, the timing was really bad. It was a huge blow psychologically for him, because his whole life’s main aim is playing for Pakistan.”

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“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. 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.”

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It is worth mentioning here that prior to the start of #PSL9, PCB canceled Haris’ central contract and restricted him from participating in any overseas T20 league until June 30, 2024. The punishment was announced as a result of the pacer’s decision of not touring Australia for a three-match Test series during the last half of the previous year.