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#RaceCard: Scotland’s Majid Haq sent home from World Cup after racism claim

Scotland off spinner Majid Haq has been sent home from the Cricket World Cup in Australia after appearing to accuse his team of racism.

Pakistani-origin Haq, Scotland’s all-time leading wicket-taker, was left out of Wednesday’s match against Sri Lanka  which his side lost by 148 runs.

Soon after the loss, 32 tweeted: “Always tougher when your in the minority!! #colour #race”.

In a statement, Cricket Scotland said: “Following a breach of Cricket Scotland’s internal code of conduct, international team member, Majid Haq, is travelling home from the ICC World Cup. No further statement will be issued until internal processes have been completed in due course.”

Haq’s Twitter account still shows a picture he put up with the words “Make sure everybody in your “boat” is rowing and not drilling holes when you’re not looking.  Know your circle”.

Haq is reported to be due to serve a three-week ban at the start of the season from his league, the West District Cricket Union, for previous comments on social media.

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