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Imran Farhat retires from international cricket

IMRAN FARHAT

Pakistan's discarded Test opening batsman Imran Farhat announced his retirement from international cricket. Farhat, 33, made the decision after meeting the officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board and got a No-Objection Certificate to participate in the MCL.The left-handed batsman, who last played for the national team in 2013, joins a long list of Pakistani cricketers who have been forced by the the PCB to announce their international retirements in order to get the lucrative contracts in the Masters League. Farhat played 40 Tests, 58 ODIs and seven T20Is for Pakistan. His last international outing was in June 2013.