Media Notes: Cricket Australia Apologizes For Monty Panesar Tweet
Cricket Australia apologized on Thursday after being criticized on social media "for a clumsy joke involving England spinner Monty Panesar posted on Twitter during the opening day of the second Ashes test." A picture of four men wearing turbans posing in a corridor was posted on the governing body's Twitter feed with the caption, "Will the real Monty Panesar please stand up?!" The post "drew a number of negative responses" (REUTERS, 12/5). ... Sports related data supplier Sportradar "has extended its partnership" with the FA of Serbia (FSS). The three-year renewal will see Sportradar "continue to serve as the official sports data partner of the FFS, and includes all matches of the Serbian first and second tier leagues." It also "covers all matches of the national team and U21 teams" (SOCCEREX, 12/4).