David Nixon loses match announcer role for mocking England players
Match announcer David Nixon was stood down for reportedly mocking England players in Alice Springs.
Last Updated: 30/11/13 11:28am
Nixon was sanctioned after introducing England spinner Monty Panesar in an Indian accent.
"Cricket Australia deemed the conduct of the PA announcer as inappropriate and as such he will take no further part in the match," an official is quoted as saying.
He had been cautioned by CA on Friday for a jibe aimed at England batsman Joe Root about his bar-room clash with David Warner during the home Ashes series this summer.
"You can go and have another drink now, Joe," Nixon commented when Root was dismissed in England's first innings.
England batsman Ian Bell said no-one was aware of the turn of events and the England and Wales Cricket Board did not make any kind of complaint.
Bell said: "We weren't aware of it, didn't know anything about it. Until now ... I don't think any of the team were. We were focused on the cricket. You could hear him through the game, but hadn't heard he'd been sacked."