The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has shown the successful application of bending the finger slightly if the ghee does not rise on the straight finger. Three Afghan cricketers, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujib-ur-Rehman and Fazal Haque Farooqui, had opted out of the national team’s central contract to prioritize the franchise league. ACB did not take their request well.
As a punishment, the highest governing body of Afghan cricket decided not to give no-objection letters to the three franchise leagues for two years. At the same time, the licenses of various ongoing leagues were also cancelled. In this, the game in various franchise tournaments became uncertain for three people. Realizing the power of the board, all three finally apologized and agreed to continue playing in the country’s jersey.
ACB will forgive three people and return to the team, but so that no one can do this in the future, a new decision is also going to be taken.
Soon Mujib-Naveen-Farooqui will be brought under the central contract. The board has also been somewhat flexible regarding their clearance to play in franchise tournaments. In coming days they will be given no-objection letter for T20 leagues, but it will be limited.
However, ACB is not giving up easily. The Afghan board has issued a final warning to the three. A large part of their monthly salary and match fee is also being deducted.
In a press release on Monday, ACB said that all the activities and performances of the three cricketers who are under punishment will be thoroughly monitored. In this context, ACB chief Mirwais Ashraf said, ‘We hope that they will not do such activities in the future. They will represent the country through good behavior.’
The ACB chief also said, ‘Everyone should follow the instructions of the ACB. There is no exemption for anyone in this regard. In order to protect the honor of Afghan cricket and the board, such occurrences in the future will be dealt with strictly.’