English Cricketer Moeen Ali has been risked under disciplinary action after the International Cricket Council (ICC) said they were “investigating” his decision on wearing wristbands in support of Gaza during the ongoing third test against India on Monday on the field.
The wristbands that Ali wore read “Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine”, during batting in England’s first innings at the Rose Bowl in Southampton as well as while taking the field during India’s batting.
An ICC spokesman told to AFP: “We’re investigating and will report in due course.” The England and Wales Cricket Board have yet to comment on Ali’s incident.
The 27-year-old Moeen Ali, is a Muslim of Pakistani descent, who was photographed earier in the week to help the raise of funds for Gaza relief efforts in at home city of Birmingham in the central England.
Ali’s wristbands were only on publically displayed for 42 minutes while his batting when he made 12 runs off 28 balls before dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Later he wore them while India’s batting which existed for 14 overs before the stumps on Day2.
In a similar incident on Friday at Ongoing Commonwealth Games, Malaysia’s cyclist Azizulhasni Awang was warned and was under risk being thrown out of the Games if he repeated wearing the gloves which beared the message “Save Gaza“.
Awang could have been ousted from the 2014 Glasgow Games for wearing the gloves in competition, instead the 26-year-old got a big dispproval and warned not to wear them again.
The Commonwealth Games Federation clarified the act to avoid the competitions being used for political means. Though Awang informed his message was “humanitarian” but not a politically-charged issuing an apology.
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