• Sarfaraz tweets apology for ‘frustrated’ comment

    Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has apologised to the cricketing community for the on-field comments he made that were picked up by the stump mic during the second ODI at Kingsmead.

    His comments were made in Urdu and came towards the end of a frustrating defeat which saw Pakistan give up their 1-0 series lead, but unofficial translations of what he allegedly said have caused a storm of protest on social media. 

    ‘The ICC and the match officials have noted the alleged incident. They have started the necessary procedures to investigate the matter,’ said South Africa’s team manager, Mohammed Moosajee, on Wednesday.

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    ‘We can only comment once we have received the results of the investigation. Any further clarification [or] updates have to go through the ICC,’ added Moosajee.

    The ICC has a strict code of conduct that governs player behaviour, in addition to an anti-racism code, and both will be consulted when officials investigate Sarfaraz’s conduct.

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