Fans call Kiwis Black "Craps" on Wikipedia

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Published: Friday, February 4, 2011, 13:34 [IST]
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Hamilton (New Zealand), Feb.4 (ANI): Frustrated with New Zealand's latest cricket failure against Pakistan, local fans have used the encyclopedia website Wikipedia to call the Black Caps Black Craps.

The Black Caps'' 41-run loss to Pakistan in Hamilton last night was well summarised by an update to the Wikipedia website by a malicious editor who changed the team''s nickname to the "Black Cr*ps or Slack Caps".

Further down, it says they earned that name "as they seem to show up to the cricket pitch and play like a high school team.

"Sometimes the team amazes New Zealand with individual brilliance, but normally they amaze us that these guys are the New Zealand national cricket team," said the editor.

Wikipedia has been forced to crack down on hacking in recent times, but administrators had failed to spot the anomaly through this morning. It was amended early this afternoon.

Pakistan clinched the six-match series with a game to spare following a listless New Zealand batting performance last night.


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