Hasan Raza is a Pakistani former cricketer who played for the Pakistan national cricket team between 1996 and 2005.He was the youngest Pakistani player who joined the cricket team squad at the age of 14. He was initially selected by PCB because of his amazing under 19 performances. Well, currently Hasan Raza owns his cricket academies and he lives in Islamabad.
Recently, Hasan Raza appeared in Nadir Ali’s Podcast where he talked about his match fixing scandal controversy. Talking about it Hasan said, “I was part of a meeting where few people started discussing about match fixing, I felt that there was something wrong going on, I refused to be part of that tournament, then, my videos were leaked after 6 months when I came back to Pakistan, I was about to play UAE cricket league then my scandal came to the light, when I was in India, few people approached me who were offering different deals about match fixing, I came to know what they were upto so I just came back to Pakistan and after that a lot of investigations happened, I have played for Pakistan, I was never into match fixing, I was trapped because I was to play UAE league, PCB didn’t support me much but atleast they heard me, my whole career was wrapped at the age of 24, I was treated bad, but I didn’t lose heart”
Talking about regaining his status, Hasan Raza said, “People started ignoring me, they didn’t use to pick my call up, I was only giving explanations to people about my match fixing controversy, hats off to my wife and my mother who stood firm by my side, I then left the city, after that there was a time in my life when I was offered 40 thousand per month for the job of coach, and I was the one who saw boom in life so this downfall was unbearable for me, I then did struggle a lot, I opened my academies in Islamabad, it took me 7 years to get financially stable”