The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has granted the No Objection Certificate (NOC) to speedster Haris Rauf, Usama Mir, and Zaman Khan for the upcoming 2023-24 Big Bash League (BBL), starting December 7.
However, Rauf and Mir have been granted NOCs to feature only in five BBL games, while Zaman Khan can play a maximum of four matches owing to workload management.
For the unversed, Rauf recently withdrew from the upcoming three-match Test series against Australia due to prior commitments in the BBL, and he was reportedly unhappy with PCB for delaying the NOC.
Here’s what PCB said in a statement:
“The Pakistan Cricket Board has issued no-objection certificates (NOC) to fast bowlers Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan and leg-spinner Usama Mir for the Big Bash League 2023-24. The board has issued the NOCs considering the workload of players and the future tours programme of the national men’s team.”
“The PCB understands that this decision is in the best interests of all the stakeholders involved while balancing the importance of game time with workload management. Haris and Usama have been granted NOCs for a total of five matches whereas Zaman has been granted NOC for four matches. All these games are set to take place from 7 to 28 December.”
While Haris Rauf and Usama Mir will play for Melbourne Stars in 2023-24 BBL, Zaman Khan will represent Sydney Thunder in the Australian T20 league.