The Ashes: 'Monty Panesar' pronunciation lands Aussie announcer in soup

Updated: 30 November 2013 23:12 IST

The ground announcer said, 'You can go and have another drink now, Joe' when Joe Root was dismissed on Day 1 of the England vs Cricket Australia Chairman's XI warm-up tie at Alice Springs.

Alice Springs:

Monty PanesarA ground announcer for England's drawn tour match in Alice Springs on Saturday was stood down by Cricket Australia for pronouncing Monty Panesar's name in an Indian accent. (Also read: Panesar shines in drawn tour match)

David Nixon had also been cautioned on Friday for comments made about Joe Root, according to a report.

"Cricket Australia deemed the conduct of the PA announcer as inappropriate and as such he will take no further part in the match," a CA spokesperson said. (Also read: Gavaskar says war of words need to be checked by strict rules)

Panesar, 31, who has played 48 Tests, was born in England of Indian descent.

Australian Associated Press said Panesar had not heard the remarks made on the final day of the tourists' match with the Chairman's XI.

England's team management said they had no knowledge of the matter until the announcer was replaced.

A News Limited report said Nixon had been warned over comments made on Friday's first day of play.

They included: "You can go and have another drink now, Joe" when England's Root was dismissed.

The cricketer had a late-night clash with Australia's David Warner in an English bar during the Ashes series earlier this year.

Topics : Cricket Greg Chappell Monty Panesar The Ashes, 2013 England Australia West Indies The Ashes, 2013-14
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