Cricket Australia dismiss PA announcer for "inappropriate" comments

England's Joe Root makes his half century during the third day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at the Oval in London on August 23, 2013
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PA announcer David Nixon is relieved of his duties by Cricket Australia during England's game against a Chairman's XI after mocking some of the tourists' players.

PA announcer David Nixon was relieved of his duties by Cricket Australia during England's game against a Chairman's XI after mocking some of the tourists' players.

Nixon's offences included goading Joe Root (pictured) about his bar-room altercation with David Warner, which took place prior to England's 3-0 Ashes series win earlier this year.

After Root was dismissed in England's first innings in Alice Springs, Nixon said: "You can go and have another drink now, Joe."

Nixon also introduced Sikh spinner Monty Panesar in a mock-Indian accent.

A Cricket Australia official described Nixon's conduct as "inappropriate".

Australia coach Darren Lehmann oversees an official team training session ahead of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Riverside stadium in Chester-le-Street, north-east England on August 8, 2013
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