Sarfraz Ahmed banned for four International games by ICC

Pakistan captain Sarfraz has been handed over a ban of four International  games by ICC following his on-field racist comment during the second between South Africa and Pakistan.

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Sarfraz Ahmed is in some serious troubles now following his on-field racist comment against the opposite team player  Andile Phehlukwayo during the second ODI against South Africa.

Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj?” Sarfaraz was heard saying in Hindi/Urdu which means “Hey black guy, where’s your mother sitting today? What [prayer] have you got her to say for you today?”

The issue went viral among the people around the game and finally Sarfraz Ahmed shared his regret with the South African for his comments before the third ODI. However, investigations wrre going on and now ICC has announced the punishment for the Pakistan skipper with a ban for four International games.

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Even before the announcement of sanctions by International Cricket Council, Sarfraz Ahmed has been dropped from the side for the ongoing fourth ODI between Pakistan and South Africa at Johannesburg.

“The ICC has a zero-tolerance policy towards conduct of this nature. Sarfaraz [sic] has promptly admitted the offence, was regretful of his actions and has issued a public apology, so these factors were taken into account when determining an appropriate sanction,” David Richardson, ICC’s chief executive said.

Pakistan skipper has been charged under the code namely; “Engaging in any conduct (whether through the use of language, gestures or otherwise) 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, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin.”

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