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Updated December 18th, 2023 at 18:00 IST

Afghanistan and Sharjah Warriors pacer Naveen-ul-Haq banned from ILT20 for 20 months, here's why

Note, that Naveen-ul-Haq was involved in an ugly spat with former India captain Virat Kohli during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season.

Vishal Tiwari
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Naveen UL Haq | Image:BCCI
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Afghanistan's pace sensation Naveen-ul-Haq has been banned from the International League T20 competition for 20 months due to an alleged breach of contract. According to ILT20 CEO David White, Naveen-ul-Haq refused to sign his retention contract with Sharjah Warriors, who offered him an extension for season 2.

Here's why Naveen-ul-Haq has been banned from ILT20

Sharjah Warriors offered Naveen-ul-Haq a retention contract with the same terms and conditions, which the Afghanistan star refused to sign. The franchise then approached the league, which appointed a third-party mediator. However, the talks between Naveen-ul-Haq and Sharjah Warriors failed, resulting in a disciplinary committee hearing. 

The ILT20 disciplinary committee consisting of three members heard the dispute and decided in favour of the franchise, handing Naveen-ul-Haq a 20-month ban. ILT20 CEO David White, who was also part of the hearing, said in a statement that Naveen-ul-Haq failed to honour his contractual obligations and hence they had no option but to suspend the player.  

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"We do not take pride in making this announcement but all parties are expected to comply with their contractual commitments and recognize 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," ILT20 CEO David White said.

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

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Note, that Naveen-ul-Haq was involved in an ugly spat with former India captain Virat Kohli during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season. The incident occurred during a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants. Since then, the Afghanistan pacer has been in the limelight for various reasons. 
 

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 16:28 IST

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