1 Dec 2013

Ground announcer sanctioned after comments to England cricketers

12:15 pm on 1 December 2013

Cricket Australia has stood down a ground announcer for mocking England players during their two-day tour match against a Chairman's XI in Alice Springs.

David Nixon was sanctioned after introducing England spinner Monty Panesar in an Indian accent.

Left-arm spinner Panesar was born in Luton and is of Indian descent.

Nixon was also cautioned by CA on Friday for a jibe aimed at England batsman Joe Root, the report added.

Root was involved in a bar-room altercation with Australia batsman David Warner during this year's Ashes series in England.