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Cricket news - Sarfraz Ahmed apologises for inappropriate taunt

Through a series of Tweets, Sarfraz clarified that his comments were not aimed at anyone in particular.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed on Twitter, the issue took an apology for his inappropriate comments during the second ODI against South Africa. Sarfraz is ridicule seems to have picked up with Andile Phehlukwayo and through the stump mic earned the wrath of Twitter for its racist undertones. Through a series of Tweets, Sarfraz clarified that his comments were aimed at a specific Person.

"I would like to Express my sincere apology for each and every person can have who, offended by my expression of frustration, which, unfortunately, was caught by the stump mic in yesterday's game against the SA," he tweeted.

"My words were not directed at a specific Person, and I certainly had no intention of upsetting anyone. I did not understand once for my words to be heard, or the opposing team or the cricket fans will be informed.

"I have in the past and will in the future, the camaraderie of my colleagues appreciate cricket players from all over the world and will always respect and honor you both on and off the field."

During the 37th over of the South Africa's chase in Durban, Sarfraz was, was heard saying in Urdu: "Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen grove? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj? "what means translated: "Hey, black man, where is your mother today? What do you have to pray your for you to-today?"

It is not clear whether the ICC sanction Sarfraz confirmed under its anti-racism code, but the South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee, is that the match officials had knowledge of the incident. "The ICC and the match officials have pointed out, the alleged incident. They have started to investigate the procedures necessary for the matter. We can only say, as soon as we receive the results of the investigation. For more information/updates go through the ICC," he said.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Board Cricket issued a statement Wednesday night, strongly condemned the incident. "The Board expresses regret at the remark of their captain Sarfaraz Ahmed picked up by the stump mic during the second ODI against South Africa in Durban. The Board neither endorses nor supports any of the comments that have the potential to offend, and firmly reaffirms its zero-tolerance approach to racist remarks made, in what context," the Board said in a statement.

"This incident has also highlighted, the importance of player education and training at all levels. The PCB is trying to improve their player education programmes, in order to ensure that these types of incidents happen again.

"Sarfaraz is one of the most respected cricketers in the world. However, as a team leader, Pakistan is a huge honor and no hurtful comments, all Cricket players, let alone the captain, is not acceptable to the Board."The Board is confident that this incident had no impact on the series, which was played in great spirit with some outstanding performances from both sides. The Board is also confident that the masses will continue to turn, to support up in large numbers for the rest of the encounters, cricket," he concluded.

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