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November 23, 2019
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Moeen Ali banned for wearing ‘Save Gaza’ wristband

SOUTHAMTON: English cricketer Moeen Ali has been banned to wear “Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine” wristbands in the remainder of the third Test against India, TheNewsTribe.com reported.

Recent update came soon after the International Cricket Council (ICC) started investigations against the English cricketer.

Earlier, Moeen Ali defended by England & Wales Cricket Board over ‘Save Gaza’ and ‘Free Palestine’ wristbands on the second day of the third Test against India.

England had cleared Moeen to wear the bands, arguing that he was making a humanitarian statement and not a political one, and perhaps sensitive to accusations of inconsistency as the whole team will wear the logo of the Help for Heroes charity on their shirts on Tuesday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war.

Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing “Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine” wristbands in the remainder of the third Test against India in Southampton by David Boon, the former Australia batsman who is the International Cricket Council’s match referee.

Earlier ICC issued the following statement on Tuesday morning:

“The ICC equipment and clothing regulations do not permit the display of messages that relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes during an international match. Moeen Ali was told by the match referee that while he is free to express his views on such causes away from the cricket field, he is not permitted to wear the wristbands on the field of play and warned not to wear the bands again during an international match.”