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Sarfraz Ahmed in trouble after the on-field racist comment


Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is heading towards some serious trouble after his on-field racist comment during the second ODI against South Africa. 

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Pakistan are now in their long tour to South Africa. After having a clean sweep by the hosts in the Test series, Pakistan are currently facing the ODI series with two games completed so far.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has landed in a new trouble after his comments on his opposite team player Andile Phehlukwayo. Sarfaraz termed him ‘black’ while talking to his teammates in the 37th over of the second innings.

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South African players Phehlukwayo and Rassie van der Dussen were putting up a good handy partnership at that moment and that made the Pakistan captain frustrated. That frustration resulted in a racist comment on the South African player.

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?”

During the match itself his wordings behindthe stumps raised some questions as Mike Haysmen raised a question about in to Rameez Raja on air. But the former Pakistan player didn’t respond to it and said to Mike that it was a long sentence and hard to translate.

This has put more serious concern on Sarfraz Ahmed and can expect some inquiries and sanctions on the Pakistan player for such type of comment. In the modern day cricket there are strict rules and regulation on such types of racist activities both on field as well as off the field.

Article 2.13 of the regular code covers the use of insulting or obscene and offensive language used by players against another in the regular code of conduct.

“This offence is not intended to cover any use of language that is likely to offend another person on the basis of their race, religion, gender, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin.

“Such conduct is prohibited under the ICC’s Anti-Racism Code and must be dealt with according to the procedures set out therein,” the rule states.

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