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

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.

updated: December 01, 2013 00:12 IST
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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)

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