Wahab Riaz reveals reason behind granting NOC to Haris Rauf for BBL

Along with Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan and Usama Mir also have been granted NOCs for Big Bash League

Wahab Riaz reveals reason behind granting NOC to Haris Rauf for BBL PHOTO: PCB

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has granted Haris Rauf, a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for his participation in the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia. 

Pakistan chief selector, Wahab Riaz, shed light on the decision, highlighting the planning behind this move.

While talking to media, Wahab stated that the PCB has orchestrated this NOC to ensure Rauf remains in optimal form during the hiatus leading up to the New Zealand series.

"From now until the New Zealand series, there is a gap of 1.5 months during which Haris Rauf isn't playing any cricket. His contract with Cricket Australia for the Big Bash comprises only 5 games. Considering the thought that there won't be any cricket for 1.5 months and he's a fast bowler, to ensure he maintains his rhythm, we have given him a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from December 7th to 28th. This will cover his 5 Big Bash matches so that he can then travel with the Pakistan team for the New Zealand tour. This is the science behind giving him the NOC," Wahab said.

The decision has been strategically aligned to provide Haris with adequate playing time while not impeding his availability for the impending tour of New Zealand. The PCB aims to optimize the bowler's performance by allowing him to participate in the limited number of BBL matches and subsequently join the national squad for their crucial series against New Zealand.