Sydney Thunder star Fazalhaq Farooqi has contract terminated after … – Sporting News

Sydney Thunder star Fazalhaq Farooqi has had his contract ripped up by the club after an investigation by Cricket Australia’s Integrity Unit.
Details are unclear about what caused the 22-year-old Afghanistan international’s contract to be terminated, with a Cricket NSW official quoted as stating their were ‘behaviour’ issues.
“Sydney Thunder have terminated the contract of Fazalhaq Farooqi, a move supported by Cricket Australia,” the statement from the governing body said.
“The club referred a matter that occurred last Thursday to Cricket Australia’s Integrity Unit for investigation. Following that investigation and a subsequent hearing and ruling by a CA Conduct Commissioner, the Thunder decided to terminate the player’s contract.
“The details of this matter are confidential and no further comment will be made.”
Quotes from Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon indicated Farooqi’s contract in the Big Bash League after displaying ‘behaviours’ that were ‘outside our values’.
“The behaviours displayed by Fazalhaq Farooqi sit outside our values and it was determined that his contract be terminated,” Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon said, as quoted by ESPN.
“Our focus now is providing the necessary support to those affected by this incident.”
Farooqi played four matches for Sydney Thunder, taking five wickets, including a 3-20 against the Adelaide Strikers.


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