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ICC suspends Sarfraz for 4 matches

KARACHI – International Cricet Council (ICC) on Sunday has suspend Sarfraz Ahmed for 4 matches after accepting that he was in breach of the ICC’s anti-racism code for his remarks against South African Andile Phehlukwayo. 

According to the statement during the second ODI in Durban, the Pakistani skipper aimed a comment at Phehlukwayo which was deemed as racist and resulted in him being charged with an offence under the ICC’s anti-racism code.

The code reads:

“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.”

Sarfraz will miss the remaining two matches of the ongoing ODI series as well as the first two matches of the T20I series to follow. (01)

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