A tweet from Majid Haq sends him packing back home from Scotland's world cup 2015 squad
Updated - Mar 11, 2015 6:56 pm
A tweet from Majid Haq sends him packing back home from Scotland’s world cup 2015 squad: Majid Haq, Scotland’s all-time leading wicket-taker has been forced return from the ongoing 2015 World Cup by the Scotland team management. This was done after the Pakistani-origin Haq used Twitter to indicate that his exclusion from the Scotland – Sri Lanka match was due to factors including his race.
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Majid Haq had tweeted: “Always tougher when you’re in the minority! #colour #race”, after he was left out of the game which Sri Lanka won by 148 runs. Haq has deleted the post but was made to return home from Melbourne by the Scottish authorities.
Haq was being taunted for his bowling speeds in the recent matches where he was clock well below the normal bowling speeds. He has taken 60 one-day international wickets and has played 209 matches for Scotland.
He has only taken 3 wickets in this tournament and his best score with the bat is 31, made against fellow associate nation Afghanistan. Scotland have lost all five of their matches played so far – against New Zealand, England, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka – and have just one game to play in the 2015 World Cup, against Australia in Hobart on 14 March.
Majid Haq also posted the following message on his Twitter account in the last one day: “Make sure everybody in your ‘boat’ is rowing and not drilling holes when you’re not looking. Know your circle.”
— Test Match Special (@bbctms) March 11, 2015
I bet Majid Haq has gone home by boat…
— George Dobell (@GeorgeDobell1) March 11, 2015