Sarfaraz Ahmed to stay on as Pakistan captain after racism ban

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed will stay in his role as skipper despite serving a ban for racism.

Sarfaraz left his side's tour of South Africa early after he was suspended for four games.

The 31-year-old wicketkeeper admitted breaching the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-racism code.

However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said he will remain as captain until this summer's World Cup in England.

PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said Sarfaraz was "an integral part" of Pakistan’s World Cup plans. He added: "We all know he has had some tough times as a professional cricketer in the past few weeks. [But] I was always clear in my mind that Sarfaraz would be the captain."

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