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:
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
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.
“Such conduct is prohibited under the ICC’s Anti-Racism Code and must be dealt with according to the procedures set out therein.”