Pakistan chief selector Riaz issues stern warning to Rauf after pacer pulls out of Australia tour

Updated: Nov 20 2023 9:11PM

Karachi, Nov 20 (PTI) Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf pulled out of the Test series against Australia, driving chief selector Wahab Riaz to issue a warning to players to prioritise national duties and any non-compliance will lead to them getting sidelined. Riaz announced an 18-member squad for the three Test series in Australia on Monday and said Rauf needed to make a sacrifice and play for Pakistan.

“Two days back he (Haris) told us that he was available for the Test series and last night he said he had worries over his workload and fitness issues so he was not available,” said Riaz.

The former fast bowler said he along with Muhammad Hafeez, the newly-appointed Director of Pakistan team, had a detailed chat with Rauf.