Canberra: In a broadcasting blunder, racist word ‘PAKI’ was used to show Pakistan team on live score ticker by Fox Cricket during a warm-up game against Prime Minister XI, triggering a controversy.
The TV grab was posted on X by an Australian journalist on the opening day of the match at the Manuka Oval on Wednesday. The error was later rectified and Cricket Australia reportedly apologised for the error.
‘PAKI’ is a contemptuous term for a person from Pakistan or South Asia by birth or descent.
Journalist Daany Saeed, whose post on X drew the attention on the error, in another post wrote that Cricket Australia has apologized for the error.
“The graphic was an automatic feed from a data provider which had not been used previously for a Pakistan game. This was obviously regrettable, and the error we corrected manually as soon as it came to light,” Saeed wrote on X, mentioning that it was a clarification from CA.