The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that they have officially terminated the national contract of bowler Haris Rauf.

The Melbourne Stars fast-bowler decided to ditch playing for Pakistan's Test team and instead play in the 2023/24 season of the Big Bash League.

The termination of his contract also means that he is unavailable to play in any overseas leagues until June 30. However, he is expected to play in the Pakistan Super League, which begins on February 17.

"The PCB management provided a chance for a personal hearing to Haris in compliance with the principles of natural justice on 30 January, 2024, and his response was found unsatisfactory," the PCB said in a statement.

"Playing for Pakistan is the ultimate honour and privilege for any sportsperson.

"Refusal to be part of Pakistan's Test squad in the absence of any medical report or justifiable reason is a material violation of the central contract."

Although his contract has been terminated, ESPN Cricinfo understands that they are still intent on having Rauf represent the national team in the future.