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Ground announcer stood down at Ashes tour match

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Cricket Australia has stood down ground announcer David Nixon after England spinner Monty Panesar was introduced in an Indian accent on Saturday.

“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.

Panesar, 31, has played 48 Tests.

The left-arm spinner claimed 3-41 in the Chairman’s XI’s first innings of 8-254 on Saturday and is pushing for a possible recall to the Test side in Adelaide next week.

Panesar was born in Luton of Indian descent.

It’s understood the player had not heard the remarks and England’s team management have said they had no knowledge of the matter until the announcer was replaced.

Nixon, an ABC producer, was also cautioned by CA on Friday’s first day of play according to a News Limited report.

His comments included: “You can go and have another drink now, Joe” when England’s Joe Root was dismissed.

Root had a late-night clash with Australia’s David Warner in a bar during the Ashes series earlier this year.