Later acknowledging making a comment pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was banned for four matches.
The International Cricket Council said Sarfraz violated its code that was anti racism in Durban at a one-day international.
The wicketkeeper will overlook two one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches, all against South Africa.
“Sarfraz has promptly admitted the threat, was regretful of his activities and has issued a public apology, these factors were taken into account when determining an suitable sanction,” said the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) chief executive David Richardson.
The entire governing body started an investigation later Sarfraz was captured on a stump mic using the Urdu word”kaale”, meaning”black”.
Sarfraz may also have to be in an ICC education program.
He had been charged under part of the section of the code pertaining to”behaviour (whether through the use of speech, gestures or otherWISe) which is likely to offend, insult, humiliate, intimidate, threaten, disparage or vilify any sensible person… on based on the race, religion, civilization , colour, descent, national or ethnic origin”.
Sarfraz’s suspension started using Sunday’s ODI at Johannesburg and Shoaib Malik is standing as captain.