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Brisbane mayor hits back at Pietersen's Ashes comments

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Controversy continues to dominate The CB Ashes 2013-14 as Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Graham Quirk hit back at Kevin Pietersen's tweet that he would rather watch paint dry then have a look around the City of Brisbane.

“I offered the cricketer the keys to the city but I said it would be for the backdoor," Cr Quirk said today.

“I think I was entitled as leader of this city to have a crack back and I did so.

“It was done in jest, in the same way I thought his comment was in jest, and now we've got a couple of senior officials taking it far too seriously quite frankly.”

Though, Cr Quirk didn't seem to be concerned, “There's certainly some gripes that they have but I think we'll find that this will all blow over, a storm in a teacup, the Poms will get over it,” he said.

“We've just got to give them a bit of a lesson out there on the oval.

“They've had their fair share of success recently. The fact we're fighting back, they don't seem to be taking it too well.”

Well, one thing is sure now, Cricket Australia would have to do some serious peace talks with ECB if they want The Gabba to be in the fixture list for the next Ashes Series to be in Australia.

The official Cricket Australia Twitter feed caused more than a few raised eyebrows last night when it posted an ill-judged picture of four Sikh men dressed as Teletubbies, asking it's followers to pick out which one was England spinner Monty Paneser.

The governing body has since removed and apologised for posting the message.

Though, one thing is sure, there are a lot of controversial things yet to happen on this England Tour of Australia going by the aggressive intent of the Australians. You never know what might happen, so hold on to your hats.

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