Afghan cricketer Fazalhaq Farooqi fired from BBL


Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) is up and running but the tournament has already made headlines, for all the wrong reasons, after Afghan cricketer Fazalhaq Farooqi was fired from Sydney Thunder last week.

Fazalhaq Farooqi impressed with his performances in four games for the side, but he will not play a single game in the tournament from now on after his contract was terminated with immediate effect.

According to Cricket Australia, a complaint was registered against Farooqi on 15h December, and he was allowed to play until the results of the investigations were out. The CA said the complaint had been due to his “behavior”, and that Cricket Australia’s Integrity Unit had investigated.

Cricket Australia have kept the details of the incident confidential.

Lee Germon, CEO of Cricket NSW said that the behavior shown by the Afghan pacer was enough to terminate his contract with the club. He also said that the club will provide the necessary support to the ones who got impacted by the incident.

“The behaviors displayed by Fazalhaq Farooqi sit outside our values and it was determined that his contract be terminated,” Cricket NSW, CEO Lee Germon said.—Ariana news