Published:2 December 2020
The Pakistan Cricket Board announced that Pakistani International Raza Hasan was expelled for violating COVID-19 protocols from the remaining domestic cricket season.
The board said that after the 28-year-old left-arm spinner left the bio-secure area at a local hotel without getting prior clearance from the medical team and the High Performance Department, he was sent home.
In the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Raza Hasan represented Northern's Second XI.
Nadeem Khan, High Performance Director of the board said that It is sad and unfortunate that Raza Hasan decided to take matters in his hand and overstepped the border line, despite a lot of reminders and educational programmes about the significance and importance of upholding and complying the COVID-19 protocols, so, he was expelled from the tournament and will not be allowed to participate in the matches for the rest of the season.
Nadeem Khan added that Raza Hasan should reflect on his irresponsible actions and the potential damage to the event in general and to cricket of Pakistan in particular that his breach might have caused.
In 2012, when Raza Hasan dismissed Australian duo Glenn Maxwell and Shane Watson during a T20 World Cup match, hw rose to prominence. However before testing positive for a banned substance in 2015 and receiving a two-year suspension, he then played only 10 Twenty20 internationals and an ODI match.