Naveen-ul-Haq suspended for a period of 20 months

Afghan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq has been suspended by UAE’s ILT20 as he breached the contract from the Sharjah Warriors. He played for the Warriors in season 1 earlier this year. 

Now according to the rule, he was given a contract by the Warriors to make his presence in 2024 ILT20, but he refused to sign the agreement. After hearing from both Naveen and Sharjah , the verdict was finally given in favour of the franchise. 

UAE’s league committee had pulled up a team which comprises David White – League’s chief executive, Emirates Cricket Board’s member – Zayed Abbas and head of anti corruption and security – Col Azam, announced the punishment given to Naveen. Now he will not be able to feature in 2024 and 2025 of the tournament.

They said, “We do not take pride in making this announcement but all parties are expected to comply with their contractual commitments and recognise that non-compliance can cause damage to the other party. Unfortunately Naveen-ul-Haq failed to honour his contractual obligations with the Sharjah Warriors and as such the league had no option but to impose this 20 month ban on him.

The disciplinary proceedings against Naveen were conducted in a transparent manner and both parties involved were given opportunities to prepare and present their submissions.” 

On the other hand, the Afghan pacer has signed a contract with Durban’s Super Giants (South Africa’s SA T20 League franchise). The owner of this team is RPSG Group (RP Sanjiv Goenka Group) in which they also own Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in IPL and from LSG Naveen played.

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