The domestic cricketer, Raza Hasan has been sent back to his home after he breached the COVID-19 protocols during the ongoing Quaid e Azam trophy 2020-21.
Raza, who is the player of the second playing XI of Northern, was spotted out of a bio-secure bubble in a local hotel without the board’s permission.
The decision to sent him back means to aware the other players about the zero-tolerance PCB’s policy regarding COVID-19 protocols.
As the COVID-19 cases are rising continually in Pakistan, safety measures are taken to ensure the player’s health and to make sure if a player is taking part in the tournament with no symptoms.
Consequently, Raza is no more eligible to take part in the 2020-21 domestic season. Nadeem Khan, the director of PCB high performance believes that the player will seek to learn from his mistake and finds it shattered.
Quaid e Azam trophy: Raza Hasan sent home for breaching COVID-19 protocols
PCB Director High Performance, Nadeem Khan: “It is sad and unfortunate that despite several reminders and educational programs on the significance and importance of respecting and following Covid-19 protocols, Raza Hasan decided to take matters in his hand and overstepped the line. As such, he has been expelled from the tournament and will not be allowed for the remaining season.
“The PCB has a zero-tolerance approach towards Covid-19 breaches as these are designed to not only ensure health and safety of all participants but also demonstrate to the world that we can successfully organize and deliver domestic competitions.
“I sincerely hope Raza Hasan will use this time to reflect on his irresponsible actions and the potential damage his breach could have caused to the event in general and Pakistan cricket in particular.”