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Cricket news - Sarfraz handed four-match suspension by ICC for racial comments

Sarfraz was also dropped for the fourth ODI at the Wanderers, with Shoaib Malik taking over the leadership duties.

Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistan captain, was accused and suspended by the ICC for four international matches, after he was caught on the stump microphones make a racist comment against the South African all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo in Durban, South Africa, ODI. Sarfraz accepted, the fees in connection with the ICC Anti-racism Code.

Sarfraz will miss the last two ODIs of the series against South Africa, including the current game in Johannesburg and the first of the two T20Is at the start of next month. In accordance with article 7.3 of the Anti-racism Code, Sarfraz is also an education program "to promote the understanding and awareness of issues directly relevant to the crime he has committed".

In the second ODI in Durban, if Phehlukwayo was batting in the middle, Sarfraz was. again by the mic stump, calling the Allrounder a "black man" in Urdu The Pakistan captain's comment, roughly translated: "Hey, black man, where is your mother today? What [the prayer], you have to tell her that for you today?"

After the match, Sarfraz took to Twitter and issued an apology and the Pakistan Cricket Board Express also made a statement "regretting the remark of the captain".

Sarfraz was calculated under the Code, namely; "participation in a behavior (be it through language, gestures or otherwise) to offend the likely to offend, humiliate, intimidate, threaten, disparage or vilify any reasonable person in the position of a player, player Support personnel, umpire, referee, referee, Support staff or any other person (including a spectator) on the basis of their race, religion, culture, skin colour, descent, national or ethnic origin."

"The ICC has a zero-tolerance policy towards behavior of this nature. Sarfaraz [sic] immediately the offence is admitted, was regretful of his actions and has issued a public apology, so these factors were taken into account, when determining said appropriate sanctions," said David Richardson, the ICC chief executive,

Sarfraz to return home

After the verdict, the PCB, has announced that Sarfraz added back home to Pakistan immediately, with Mohammad Rizwan, to the T20 squad for the series in South Africa. Veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik of Pakistan will carry for the Rest of the tour in Sarfraz absence. The Board also revealed in a statement that they were disappointed with the ICC decision to suspend the players.

To read "the PCB notes the ICC's decision on Sarfaraz Ahmed with his great disappointment," the statement. "The PCB had expected, that the matter was amicably resolved between the two players and the two boards the following Sarafraz Ahmed public apology, which were accepted by the players, the Board and South Africa cricket team.

"The PCB is penalties to bring the prosecution of this matter to the ICC forums with the aim to reform, to ask for the Code, the promotion of amicable resolutions, in contrast to. Having said that, the PCB reaffirmed its " zero-tolerance approach to racist remarks and behavior."

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