Former Pakistan cricketer Hasan Raza in presence of spot fixers
Hasan Raza last played for Pakistan back in 2005.
Updated - May 27, 2018 2:12 pm
Hasan Raza, the former Pakistani batsman, was the youngest Test debutant at the age of 14 years and 227 days when he played versus Zimbabwe at Faisalabad back in 1996. However, he couldn’t stay put in his position for long and went out of the selectors’ radar and last represented them in whites against England at Lahore in 2005. Apart from seven Tests, the Karachi-born cricketer also played 16 ODIs.
The 36-year cricketer is still playing in the country’s domestic cricket. He played for the Pakistan Television in the 2017-18 Departmental One Day Cup and notched 199 runs in six matches at an average of 39.80. His top-score of 97 came versus the National Bank of Pakistan in Karachi. Previously, he also expressed his desire to play for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) but hasn’t joined them yet.
Raza’s shambolic debacle?
Nevertheless, the rest of his career might land in trouble as he could be involved in match-fixing. In a sting operation by Al Jazeera, Raza has been suspected to be involved in the crime. In a video released by the new channel, Raza has been seen sitting with Robin Morris, a match fixer.
However, Raza doesn’t partake in the conversation with Morris and the undercover reporter. In the clip, Morris talks about starting a tournament especially for the purpose of betting and spot-fixing. However, he dismissed the accusations. It was also learned that Raza refused to comment on the matter. Meanwhile, a match-fixing scandal also sparked in Sri Lanka and prompted the International Cricket Council (ICC) to probe into the grave issue.
England are scheduled to tour SL for an ODI, T20I and Test series in October and the recent occurring has put the series under the clouds. For the time being, it will be interesting to find out the new revelations surrounding Hasan Raza’s case.