Huge blunder from broadcaster! RACIST slur “P**i” used while covering Pakistan’s warm-up match in Australia
The broadcasters claimed the blunder occurred due to a data feeder they used for the first time, but changed it manually.
Pakistan Cricket Team celebrate a wicket (Image via ESPN)
Just days before Australia and Pakistan kicked off their 3-match Test series, the Pakistan team played a First Class match against the Prime Minister’s XI. The match was covered by Fox Cricket and was broadcasted on television and online. Unfortunately Fox committed a big blunder, which led to a racist words being used.
On the first day, Pakistan elected to bat. Whenever Pakistan bat first, the first three letters (PAK) are used on the live score ticker. Unfortunately, the ticker used by Fox Cricket had the word “PAKI” written, which is a derogatory word used for people of South Asian birth or descendance.
A journalist by the name of Daanyal Saeed noticed the blunder and posted on X regarding it. Fox Sports and the cricketing board, Cricket Australia (CA), noticed it as well and changed it as fast as possible. The CA later apologized for their blunder, claiming it was an automatic feed from a data provider they had never used and changed it manually.
Matt Renshaw reaches half-century thanks to classic Pakistan fielding error
Matt Renshaw was 47 in the 78th over. He was facing spinner Abrar Ahmed and was just three runs away from a fifty. In the 5th ball of the over, he drove the ball past Mir Hamza who was mid-off. Hamza chased the ball, managed to stop the boundary, and threw it to the non-striker’s end while Renshaw ran three.
Babar Azam, the former Pakistan captain, threw the ball toward the batter’s end to Mohammad Rizwan, just when Renshaw was going to celebrate his milestone. Unfortunately, the ball thrown by Babar was too far from Sarfaraz Khan and the slip fielder. The ball raced away to the boundary.
Renshaw was supposed to have just 3 runs off that delivery, but was given extra 4, bringing his score from 47 to 54. He proceeded to score a century and when stumps was called, his score was 136*. By the end of day three, Australia trail Pakistan’s 391 by 24 runs. Thanks to a double ton by Captain Shan Masood they reached the huge total. Cameron Bancroft scored a half century while Marcus Harris, Cameron Green and Nathan McSweeney scored vital 40s.
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