This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. (March 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Rana Majid Haq Khan (born 11 February 1983), better known as Majid Haq, is a Scottish cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and an off spin bowler. He has represented Scotland at Under 17, Under 19 and Under 23 levels, making his debut for the senior side on 20 July 2002 in a European Championship match against an England Board XI. He was a member of the Scottish squad for the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies. Majid is a cousin of fellow cricketer Omer Hussain. Both Omer and Majid have played for Kelburne Cricket Club, Ferguslie Cricket Club and Clydesdale Cricket Club. He now plays for the Edinburgh based club, Royal High Corstorphine Cricket Club. Majid Haq is of Pakistani descent.
|Full name||Rana Majid Haq Khan|
|Born||11 February 1983|
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
|Relations||Omer Hussain (cousin)|
Hamza Tahir (cousin)
|ODI debut (cap 28)||12 December 2006 v Bangladesh|
|Last ODI||5 March 2015 v Bangladesh|
|ODI shirt no.||77 (previously 10)|
|T20I debut (cap 4)||12 September 2007 v Pakistan|
|Last T20I||28 November 2013 v Netherlands|
|T20I shirt no.||77 (previously 10)|
Source: CricketArchive, 29 March 2016
Majid was brought up in Paisley, going to Todholm Nursery and South Primary School in his early life. He then spent 6 years at Castlehead High School, then continuing his education at Reid Kerr College. Majid is a graduate in Accountancy, obtaining his honours degree from the University of Paisley. Majid is currently working with an accountancy firm.
Majid and Omer grew up in the same house in Hunterhill, going to the same school and cricket clubs, firstly the Old Grammarians, then Kelburne, where they were coached by Roddy McLelland. At the end of 2002, Omer moved to rivals, Ferguslie Cricket Club after Roddy McLelland retired from coaching. Majid soon followed after the next season. Majid became involved in the game through his family who all played cricket, with him influencing his cousin Omer who he played with as a youngster and who has played for Scotland at various age groups – and is also a full Scottish international cricketer.
Majid regards the highlight of his cricketing career to date as beating Durham and Lancashire in the National League in 2003 and also participating in the 2007 Cricket World Cup held in the West Indies.
Majid and his cousin Omer were selected for the provisional World Cup squad which took take place in 2007 in the West Indies. They were both told to improve their fitness if they wanted to maintain their space in the squad. Majid was selected for the tour of Dubai and Kenya, and for the World Cricket League Division One tournament in which they were runners up making way for them to contest in the 2007 Twenty20 World Championship being held in South Africa later 2007. His cousin Omer however was not selected and lost his place in the final world cup squad to fellow cricketer Glenn Rogers.
Majid trialed with Warwickshire County Cricket Club in March 2008.
- Magical Majid lights up Saltires
- The game that put Scotland in a spin
- Durham v Scotland-4 May 2003-Chester-le-Street-National Cricket League
- Majid refuses to get carried away by spin
- Majid circle is split but Scots spinner hopes to cast spell on Pakistan
- 'Slim Pickings'
- Big shots Cousins are determined to make the most of shock call-
- Young, gifted and Scots: ten to watch in 2007
- Scots eager for brave new world
- Trim spinner Haq keen to shine in Kenyan challenge
- Majic Touch
- Scots book Twenty20 place after Haq heroics
- Majid’s 71 runs take Saltires to the final
- Scotland Player Majid Haq Says Beating Australia In Their World Cup Group Will Be The Same As Faroes Beating Brazil In Football
- Haq hungry for his just deserts
- We can Haq it against Aussies
- Scot's Haq covers up World cup shirt
- World Cup cricketer ducks out of delivering for brewery sponsor
- Scotland`s Muslim cricketer covers up beer logo
- Haq hits out over Cricket Scotland's foreign policy
- Haq Ploy Hacks Off Umpires
- Haq: I'm So Up For Pakistan City Date
- Hussain’s 121 offers hope of home win
- MAJID: Cousin Omer Can Help Saltires Maul The Bears
- Skipper Watson backs Haq to make Saltires forget their woes