England cricketer Moeen Ali banned from wearing "Save Gaza" wristbands


Blackleaf
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England and Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing wristbands saying "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine".

The 27-year-old Muslim Brummie - who has been noticeably silent whilst his fellow Muslims are being killed by Muslims in Syria and Egypt and by Muslim terrorist group ISIS, but is suddenly now oh-so concerned by his fellow Muslims now that the Jews are killing them in self-defence - had been pictured on MailOnline wearing the wristbands during the second day of the Third Test between England and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

The match referee David Boon banned the batsman from wearing the wristband and a statement from cricket's world governing body the ICC said: '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 whilst 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.'

Moeen could be fined up 50 per cent of his match fee for a level one contravention if the ICC deem he has breached regulations.

In the Third Test, England scored 569-7 declared in the First Innings with India replying with 330. In the Second Innings England scored 205-4 declared, and India are currently, on day four of the Test, on 29-2, still needing another 416 runs to win. England should now be favourites to square the Series 1-1 with two Tests remaining.

Moeen Ali banned by ICC from wearing wristbands with 'Save Gaza' and 'Free Palestine' slogans during England vs India


All-rounder Ali wore black and white wristbands while batting in England's first innings of third Test at Ageas Bowl

ICC regulations 'do not permit the display of messages that relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes during an international'

ECB confirmed on Monday they had not given him permission to wear the wristbands, but also said they believe he hadn't committed an offence

The 27-year-old helped raise money for victims of Gaza conflict

Moeen 'free to express his views on such causes away from cricket field'


By Mike Dawes
29 July 2014
Daily Mail

The ICC have banned Moeen Ali from wearing wristbands saying ‘Save Gaza’ and ‘Free Palestine’.

The investigation by international cricket's governing body came after Moeen was pictured on MailOnline wearing the wristbands while batting during on the second day of England's third Test against India.

The match referee David Boon banned the batsman from wearing the wristband and an ICC statement said: '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 whilst 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.'


Before and after: England off-spin bowler Moeen Ali wearing the bands on his left wrist on Monday and (right) on Tuesday without them


Statement: Moeen Ali batted for England against India wearing wristbands that read 'Save Gaza' and 'Free Palestine'


Drinks break: Ali stands with Ian Bell during England's first innings at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton


Wristband banned: Moeen Ali and his 'Free Gaza' and 'Save Palestine' slogans on his wrists

Moeen could be fined up 50 per cent of his match fee for a level one contravention if the ICC deem he has breached regulations.

The ICC code reads: ‘Players and team officials shall not be permitted to wear, display or otherwise convey messages through arm bands or other items affixed to clothing or equipment unless approved in advance by the player or team official’s Board.

'Approval shall not be granted for messages which relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes.’

The ECB confirmed on Monday night that Ali had not asked their permission, although a spokesman said: ‘We do not believe Moeen has committed an offence.’

England’s players will on Tuesday wear ‘Help for Heroes’ charity logos on their shirt collars in support of the wounded service charity, while there will be a minute’s silence observed at 10.56am in memory of the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I.


Help for Heroes: The shirt England will be wearing in the Third Test against India



Fundraiser: Ali featured in a Twitter post by the Ummah Welfare Trust after he helped raise money for the people of Gaza in his home city of Birmingham




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Last edited by Blackleaf; Jul 30th, 2014 at 10:56 AM..
 
Walter
#2
Good for the ICC.
 

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