PM XI vs PAK: Big mistake happened during warm-up match

Pakistan, which is on Australia tour, is busy playing tour matches, in which it is facing Prime Minister’s XI (PM XI vs PAK) in Canberra. The match began on 6 December and saw a major error by the broadcaster during the opening overs, showing the word “Paki” for Pakistan on the live scorecard, leading to a lot of reaction on social media. However, now Cricket Australia (CA) has given clarification regarding this and has also apologized to Pakistan.

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‘Paki’ is a word that originated as an abbreviation of “Pakistani”. This derogatory term is derogatory towards people of Pakistani and wider South Asian origin.

Australian cricket journalist Danny Saeed revealed the use of the word Paki by the broadcaster through a tweet and after this the matter came into discussion.

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As soon as this tweet came into discussion, Cricket Australia issued a statement giving clarification and also apologised. The statement explained that the graphic was automatically generated by a data provider during PM XI vs PAK match that had not been previously used for Pakistan sports. The issue was manually corrected as it came to light.

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Quoting his tweet, Danny Saeed gave information about the statement issued by Cricket Australia. The statement issued said,

The graphic was an automated feed from a data provider that had not been used for Pakistan games before. This was obviously regretted, and the mistake was manually corrected as soon as it was discovered.

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Talking about the PM XI vs PAK match, Pakistan, batting first, declared its first innings on the score of 391/9, which included a double century from captain Shan Masood. At the same time, Australia scored 149/2 in its first innings till the end of the second day’s play and is still 242 runs behind.

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