International Cricket Council suspended Pakistan Captain Sarfraz Ahmed for four International matches under its Anti-racism code. Moreover, the cricket Governing Body reviled the statement that Sarfraz Ahmed break through the ICC Antiracism code commenting former South African Andile Phelukwayo.
The ICC’s Antiracism Code states that “Engaging in any conduct which is likely to offend, insult, humiliate, intimidate, threaten, disparage or vilify any reasonable person in the position of a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee, Umpire Support Personnel or any other person (including a spectator) on the basis of their race, religion, culture, color, descent, national or ethnic origin.”
Furthermore, the Pakistan Skipper will have to assume an educational campaign to absorb the understanding of the offense he committed. The Chief Executive of ICC David Richardson said the cricket governing board has no tolerance policy on this conduct of nature. However, the Pakistan captain has admitted the offense, and he regrets these actions. Also, he has issued a public apology.
Sarfraz Ahmed passed an offensive comment in Urdu to South Africa all-rounder Andlie Phelukwayo during South Africa chase in second ODIs’ 37th over on Tuesday. He said that “Abey kay, Teri ammi Aaj Kahan bathe hain? Kya parwa ke Aaye hai Aaj?” The English translation is “Hey black guy! Where is your mother sitting today? Which prayer have you got her to say for you today?
The match referee called him and asked about the matter. He apologized to the African player in person before the third ODI on Friday. Earlier Sarfraz accepted his mistake and sought forgiveness from fans of cricket in a statement he issued on social media.
Pakistan Strike Early in the Pink ODI
The annual Pink Day event is to raise funds for Breast Cancer awareness.
Allrounder Shoaib Malik is skippering the team after ICC suspended Sarfraz Ahmed for four international matches over racist statement against South Africa cricketer. Mohammad Rizwan replaced Sarfraz Ahmed. The Pakistan team without Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss against South Africa in the Pink ODI on Sunday. The team struck early with the ball in the fourth One Day International in Johannesburg.
The teenage fast bowler Shaheen Afridi dismissed Quinton de Kock for zero and Hendricks for two in Pink ODI. Shoaib Malik said at the toss that the team needs him, but we know about the incident. He doesn’t want to comment about it. There is a huge responsibility, and he wants to do his best.