Majid Haq free to represent Scotland after disciplinary case closed
Last Updated: 25/06/15 2:35pm
Scotland are to take no further action against Majid Haq after he was sent home from the World Cup earlier this year.
Haq left the tournament in Australia and New Zealand following a breach of discipline, after he learned he had been dropped for the match against Sri Lanka.
The Paisley-born off-spinner used Twitter to vent his anger and suggested his omission from the team had been racially motivated. He later deleted the tweet.
The governing body in Scotland now considers the issue ‘closed’ and Haq will be available for selection with immediate effect.
A statement read: "Cricket Scotland has announced that following careful consideration of matters it has decided to take no further action against Majid Haq following the incidents which led to him leaving the Cricket Scotland party at the recent ICC 2015 World Cup.
"Mr Haq is free with immediate effect to return to his duties under his contract with Cricket Scotland."
The 32-year-old, who is Scotland's most-capped player and record wicket-taker, was part of the baton relay ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last summer.
At the time of Haq’s expulsion from the Scotland squad, coach Grant Bradburn said: "I would expect players to be disappointed over not playing but unfortunately Maj has chosen a way to react which has contravened the values of the side and of his employers, Cricket Scotland."
And Haq's solicitor, Aamer Anwar, released a statement welcoming the decision: "I'm glad to see that Cricket Scotland has finally lifted the suspension of Majid Haq after three long months of a disciplinary investigation.
"That anyone should be punished for tweeting 'Always tougher when you're in the minority' sends out the wrong message and Cricket Scotland should take a long hard look at its procedures.
"Mr Haq wishes to make no comment. It has been a hugely stressful time for him and especially his parents. He is now looking forward to getting back to playing cricket."