The official Twitter of CA posts a picture depicting “four bearded, turbaned men dressed up as Teletubbies with the caption “will the real Monty Panesar please stand up?”.
The tweet, posted an hour before the second Ashes Test at Adelaide Oval, leads officials of CA to reshape their social media immediately.
The image and remarks spark a worldwide outrage over ‘casual racism’ of the Australian cricket officials and which could be seen in attitude of Australian cricketers.
CricInfo reports “Later in the day the @cricketaus account was re-branded as CA Digital Media, “the independent news arm working out of Cricket Australia”. A second account has been created under the name @CAComms, described as “official communication from Cricket Australia, the governing body for professional and amateur cricket in Australia”.