By Raza Ruman
Is Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ehsan Mani a ‘racist’.
It seems so if going by the statement of PCB issued after a four-match ban on Sarfraz Ahmed handed down by the ICC.
The PCB says: “We are disappointed with ICC’s decision. The PCB notes the ICC decision on Sarfaraz Ahmed with its utmost disappointment. PCB had anticipated that the matter had been resolved amicably between the two players and the two Boards following Sarfaraz Ahmed’s public apologies which were accepted by the player, the Board and South Africa cricket team.”
The ManI-led pcb also announce pursuing this case with the ICC. Isn’t this shameful?
The PCB further said: “The PCB will be pursuing this matter at the ICC forums with the objective to bring reforms to the
Code, promoting amicable resolutions to issues as opposed to penalties.”
Sarfraz Ahmed during the 3rd ODI commented at Phehlukwayo who got lucky despite playing a risky shot, a stump mic picked up
Ahmed as saying: “Hey black [man], where is your mother sitting? What prayer did you get her to say for you today?”
(Abay kaalay, teri ammi aaj kahan baitheen hain? Kya parhwa ke aya hai aaj tu?)
Mani’s support to racist-tainted Sarfraz is mind-boggling. Let Sarfraz complete his ban and then support him. It shows
somewhere in Mani a racist is hidden.
On the other hand, match-fixing ‘tainted player’ Wasim Akram also lends his support behind Sarfraz and cursed Pakistani
media for exposing Sarfraz. Akram also seems to be no different from Mani when it comes to racism. He said he supported Srfraz and he should continue as skipper after he complete his ban. – Pak Destiny