Pakistan’s left-arm spinner Raza Hasan, who turned in a match-winning spell against Australia in the 2012 T20 World Cup, was on Monday expelled from the remainder of the country’s domestic season for breaching COVID-19 protocols.
He was playing for Northern’s Second XI in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy.
The Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that the 28-year-old has been sent back home after he “left the bio-secure premises at a local hotel without seeking a prior clearance from the medical team” and the High Performance department.
Nadeem Khan, the PCB’s High Performance Director, called his actions “irresponsible and damaging”.
“It is sad and unfortunate that despite several reminders and educational programmes on the significance and importance of respecting and following Covid-19…