An Australian journalist shared a TV grab from the Fox Cricket broadcast during Pakistan's warm-up match during their visit to Australia, in which the scoreboard used the derogatory slur "Paki" about Pakistan. This caused a great scandal.
It occurred on Wednesday during Pakistan's warm-up match against the Prime Minister's XI at the Manuka Oval. Cricket Australia was left red-faced by the gaffe and issued an apology, which was also cited by journalist Danny Saeed, who had originally identified the mistake.
"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, citing a clarification from CA.
Saeed had earlier tweeted a screengrab of the blunder along with the words, "The choice to run with 'PAKI' on the Fox ticker over the traditional 'PAK' is...quite a choice."
For those who are unaware, calling someone from Pakistan or South Asia by birth or descent “Paki” is a derogatory word.
Shan Masood, the captain of Pakistan, scored 201 runs without being out when his team's first innings was declared at 391 for 9. With a score of 5/80, Australian Prime Minister Jordan Buckingham became victorious among his team, replacing Imam-ul-Haq (9), Babar Azam (40), Sarfaraz Ahmed (41), Aamer Jamal (5), and Mir Hamza (8).
At stumps on Thursday, the Australian Prime Minister's XI scored 149 for 2.
As part of the current series, Pakistan will play three Test matches against Australia, with the first match scheduled for Perth from December 14–18.
The second Test, which will take place in Melbourne from December 26–30, will come next, and the third Test, which is slated to take place in Sydney from January 3–7, will come to a close.