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Pakistani cricketer expelled for violating coronavirus protocol

Left-arm spinner of Pakistan Raza Hassan has been expelled from Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for violating coronavirus protocol.

He was played an instrumental role in the win against Australia in the 2012 T20 World Cup. But due to lack of continuity and discipline, he ruled out of the team.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement, the 28-year-old spinner Raza Hassan broke the hotel’s bio-bubble belt. He is playing in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Second XI for Northern’s Second XI. PCB High Performance Director Nadeem Khan called his actions “irresponsible and harmful”.

The PCB has created a bio-bubble zone in the same hotel for the main team with the second XI. It is forbidden to go outside the zone without the approval of the Medical Staff and High Performance Department. But Hasan went out of the hotel without any permission. So, he was banned for the rest of the season.

Hasan made his debut in the 2012 World Cup at the age of 19. Australia’s Shane Watson and Glenn Maxwell’s wickets were the best performance of the match. But he broke the discipline to go for three years. He tested positive for dope in 2015 and was banned for two years.

Following the ban, he was given the opportunity to return to cricket for the Lahore Calendars in the 2018 PSL. But after playing two matches, he could not make any impact and did not get a single wicket. He has been playing regularly for Northern’s Second XI this season. Although he showed no extraordinary performance Hasan had to be pushed out again due to disciplinary reasons.