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BBC Sport - Cricket World Cup 2015: Scotland send home Majid Haq Majid Haq took the wicket of Moeen Ali in his team's defeat by England Cricket World Cup 2015: Scotland send home Majid Haq Scotland's all-time leading wicket-taker Majid Haq has been sent home from the Cricket World Cup after posting a race-related tweet. After not being selected for his side's 148-run defeat by Sri Lanka in Hobart,adidas y3 mens, he tweeted: "Always tougher when you're in the minority! #colour #race" The post has since been deleted. Off-spinner Haq,adidas superstar 80s womens, 32,adidas zx 700 mens, has taken 60 one-day international wickets and also holds his country's appearance record with 209 caps. High-profile World Cup indiscretions In 2003,adidas zx 750 mens, Shane Warne was sent home after testing positive for a banned diuretic. England's Andrew Flintoff had a drunken run-in with a pedalo during the 2007 World Cup. He was stripped of the vice-captaincy and banned for one match. Born in Scotland of Pakistani descent,adidas zx 750 womens, he also scored three ODI half-centuries and opened the batting during the 2007 World Cup. However,adidas nmd r1 womens, Haq has struggled to make an impression at the 2015 tournament, which is taking place in Australia and New Zealand. He has collected just three wickets in four matches, while his best score with the bat is 31, made against fellow associate nation Afghanistan. Scotland have lost all five of their matches - against New Zealand, England, Afghanistan,nike tn womens, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka - and have just one game remaining, against Australia in Hobart on 14 March. Haq took a flight home from Melbourne on Tuesday. In the last 24 hours,nike tn mens, he has also posted the following message on his Twitter account: "Make sure everybody in your 'boat' is rowing and not drilling holes when you're not looking. Know your circle." Former England off-spinner Vic Marks "I'm shocked his (Haq) tour should end like this. I understand why any player would be really disappointed about being dropped - it's a horrible feeling, especially if you are a senior player. I can also understand from the Scottish selectors' point of view that four games into the tournament, it was an opportunity to blood a talented young off-spinner and that might be why they took the step to drop Haq. I guess the authorities were left with no real option once he'd delivered his tweet. It was deleted fairly quickly but they had to take pretty severe action, and they did." Also related to this story Share this story Share this page
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