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Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed racially abuses South African cricketer
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Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed racially abuses South African cricketer

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Durban, Jan 23 : Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed was caught sledging on the stump mic during the second of the ongoing five-match ODI series between the two countries in Durban.

Unhappy with the partnership between Phehlukwayo and opener van der Dussen for the sixth wicket, Sarfraz went ahead and said on Tuesday. "Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj?" (Hey black guy, where's your mother sitting today? What [prayer] have you got her to say for you today?) he had said.

Sarfraz might face sanctions from the International Cricket Council (ICC) if the match officials initiate disciplinary action, which may fall under the ambit of the their anti-racism code.

According to the "ICC Anti-Racism Policy for International Cricket- 1 October 2012", the ICC and all of its Members should "not at any time offend, insult, humiliate, intimidate, threaten, disparage, vilify or unlawfully discriminate between persons based on their race, religion, culture, colour, descent, and/or national or ethnic origin (inappropriate racist conduct)."

However, South Africa beat Pakistan in the second one-day international on Tuesday in Durban to level their five-match series as unbeaten half-centuries from Rassie van der Dussen and Andile Phehlukwayo guided the hosts to a five-wicket victory. The Proteas made the series 1-1.UNI