Scotland bowler Majid Haq has been sent home from the Cricket World Cup after posting a racial tweet after being dropped for his side’s clash with Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
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Despite being Scotland’s most successful current bowler, Haq took just three wickets in five matches at the World Cup and was pushed out of Scotland’s side for its 148-run loss to Sri Lanka.
Haq tweeted: “Always tougher when your in the minority!! #colour #race.”
The 32-year-old, who is of Pakistani descent, later deleted the post.
“Following a breach of Cricket Scotland’s internal code of conduct, international team member, Majid Haq, is travelling home from the ICC World Cup,” a statement read.
“No further statement will be issued until internal processes have been completed in due course.”
Scotland faces Australia in its final Pool A clash in Hobart on Saturday.