PCB set to postpone Haris Rauf’s NOC for BBL. Haris Rauf’s absence might pose a challenge for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL) as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is anticipated to delay issuing the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) necessary for his participation in the league.
Sources indicate that Rauf’s NOC will likely face delays until at least December 11, four days after the commencement of the BBL. There’s uncertainty regarding immediate issuance even after this date. Mohammad Hafeez’s upcoming press conference in Lahore, preceding Pakistan’s departure to Australia, is expected to shed light on Rauf’s situation.
PCB set to postpone Haris Rauf’s NOC for BBL
The official reason for the delay is the ongoing National T20 Cup in Pakistan, scheduled until December 10, which the PCB expects Rauf to complete. Recently, Wahab Riaz, Pakistan’s chief selector, disclosed that Rauf had declined participation in Pakistan’s Test series in Australia. Wahab’s dissatisfaction with Rauf’s decision was apparent, though conflicting versions of events exist between the involved parties. As chief selector, Wahab wields considerable influence in issuing NOCs to players and their timing, leaving the resolution of this standoff uncertain.