The journey of FazalHaq Farooqi in the Big Bash League (BBL) ended with Sydney Thunders when the franchise terminated his contract. The details of the incident that led up to this event have not yet been revealed.
Who led the investigation and what was the verdict?
As per reports, the club “received a complaint about the behaviour of Farooqi following an incident last Thursday.” Later on, Cricket Australia’s Integrity Unit was contacted, and it led the investigation. After the hearing, Farooqi was no longer allowed to feature in BBL.
The news was broken by Drew Jones, a Fox Cricket reporter, on Friday Night.
“Breaking news Fazalhaq Farooqi, who has been such a star for the Thunder over the opening four games of the Big Bash, has been released effective immediately from his contract. This goes back to an incident last Thursday. They haven’t specified exactly what happened, but the code of conduct commissioner at Cricket Australia has ruled that he broke the code of conduct of Cricket Australia.”
“He has been released from his contract effective immediately, so only four games in.
What do the officials have to say about the incident?
Cricket NSW chief Lee did not say much about the situation but expressed his thoughts on why Afghanistan’s player had to leave BBL. They confirmed that nothing more would be made public due to the matter’s confidentiality.
“The behaviours displayed by Fazalhaq Farooqi sit outside our values and it was determined that his contract be terminated,” Cricket NSW chief Lee Germon said in a statement. Our focus now is providing the necessary support to those affected by this incident.”
Pakistan vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 also witnessed a heated exchange between Asif Ali and FazalHaq Farooqi.
Will FazalHaq Farooqi play PSL following the incident in BBL?
The 22-year-old cricketer is also going to be part of Islamabad United for next year’s Pakistan Super League. However, following this incident, the fans have been raising doubts about whether his inclusion should be reconsidered.
Neither the Pakistan Cricket Board nor Islamabad United has not yet said anything about the incident. Only time will tell if Farooqi will play for the boys in red or not.