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Pakistan Captain Sarfraz Ahmed On-Field Taunt or Racist Comments ???


Sarfraz Ahmed could be in serious trouble after he was caught on the stump mics making what seemed to be a racist comment against Andile Phehlukwayo.

In 37th over of South Africa’s tense chase in the second ODI in Durban, Phehlukwayo inside-edged a Shaheen Afridi delivery to deep fine leg for a single. He was on 50 at the time and as he ran off to the non-striker’s end, Sarfraz was caught clearly on the stump mics saying, in Urdu: “Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj?”.

Translated literally that is: “Hey blackie, where’s your mother sitting today? What [prayer / magic] have you got her to say for you today?”

Thinks Should be taken in Context:

Actually it’s ingrained in our lifestyle & we use such language in daily routine. We know his intentions were not bad but we all know such statement in a country like Africa where Mandela spent all his life in jail to stop bullying them with such words, it’s really sensitive there. 
Those who are calling Sarfraz racist should know in sub continent we usually call someone kalo, kaala (meaning black) just out of love. It’s like a nick name just like Billa (someone who has hazel eyes) or moto (fat person). It has NOTHING to do with RACISM.

Racist comments from Sarfraz about Flukewayo? Nothing surprising tbh. The amount of shit Asian players get away with speaking in local languages as opposed to the English speaking sides is quite ridiculous.

Some Incidents From The Past: 

ICC Anti-Racism Policy

First Time Offense: In the case of a Player or Player Support Personnel, the imposition of between four (4) and eight (8) Suspension
Points. In the case of an Umpire, Match Referee or Umpire
Support Personnel, a suspension of between one (1) and three (3) months during which period such Umpire, Match Referee or
Umpire Support Personnel shall not officiate or otherwise participate in any Match.
Any disciplinary action can be instigated by the match officials. Potentially, if action is to be taken, it will be up to the match officials to decide whether they view Sarfraz’s comments under the ICC code of conduct for player behavior or the ICC’s anti-racism code. 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. But it says: “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.”