Azeem Rafiq’s testimony came as no shock to many British South Asians who have been on the receiving end of racism and abuse — in sport and otherwise — for decades.
The 29-year-old was provisionally suspended by the anti-corruption unit of the Pakistan Cricket Board on February 20, the day the Pakistan Super League commenced in Karachi.
Pakistan enjoyed a good day with the ball as test cricket returned to the country for the first time since a militant attack in 2009.
Bangladesh cricket players release a list of demands and the boycott has affected the ongoing National Cricket League, the country's first class cricket competition, and the national training camp ahead of the tour of India.
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 94 runs at Lord's but only to finish the tournament with four straight wins and ultimately paying the price for a sluggish start.
Pakistan's slender chances of advancing to semi-finals alive as batsman Haris Sohail smashes rapid-fire 89 in a comfortable 49-run win at Lord's.
Bowler Lasith Malinga claims the man of the match honours after taking four wickets in Sri Lanka's 20-run win over Cricket World Cup hosts England in Leeds.
Shakib Al Hasan blasted 124 from 99 balls and Liton Das hit a superb 94 from 69 deliveries to lead Bangladesh to 322-3 with 8.3 overs to spare at Taunton.
Australia captain Aaron Finch and pace bowler Mitchell Starc stole the show as the World Cup holders eased to an 87-run win over Sri Lanka at the Oval on Saturday.
The former India captain is an honorary lieutenant colonel in India's Parachute Regiment and its dagger badge could be seen on his wicketkeeper's gloves for India's win over South Africa.
South Africa must beat Bangladesh to realistically keep their semi-final dreams alive after the Proteas were thrashed by England in their opening match.
Opener Chris Gayle, set to retire at the end of the tournament, led the West Indies reply with a blistering 50 off 34 balls as the two-times champions chased down Pakistani total, reaching 108-3 with 36.2 overs to spare.
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