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Pakistan Cricket Captain Suspended For Breaching Anti-Racism Code

Sarfraz Ahmed
Sarfraz Ahmed

Cricket’s global governing body has banned Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed for four games for breaching the sport's anti-racism code.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed the decision on January 27, saying Sarfraz accepted that he had breached the ICC's anti-racism code for participants.

Sarfraz, the Pakistan wicketkeeper, apologized after being accused of making a racist on-field taunt in Urdu aimed at South African player Andile Phehlukwayo, who is black, during the second one-day series in Durban, South Africa, on January 22.

Shoaib Malik captained Pakistan for the fourth one-day international in Johannesburg on January 27 in Sarfraz's place.

The ICC ruling means he will miss the remaining two matches of the ongoing one-day series and the first two Twenty20 games.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and AFP