PCB regrets Durban incident
LAHORE, Jan 24 (APP):Pakistan Cricket Board has expressed regrets over the remark made by Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed which were picked up by the stump mic during the second ODI against South Africa in Durban.
The PCB neither endorses nor supports any comments that have the potential to cause offense, and firmly reiterates their zero-tolerance approach towards racist comments made in whatever context, a spokesman of the PCB said here.
“This incident has also highlighted the importance and significance of player education and training at all levels. The PCB endeavours to improve their players education programmes to ensure these types of incidents do not happen again”, he said.
“Sarfaraz is one of the most respected cricketers in the world. However,captaining Pakistan is a huge honour and any hurtful remarks by any cricketer,let alone the captain,are not acceptable to PCB”,he added.
The spokesman said,”PCB is confident that this incident will not affect the series, which has been played in great spirit with some excellent performances from both sides.The PCB is also hopeful that crowds will continue to turn up in big numbers for the remaining matches to support cricket”.