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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned England all-rounder Moeen Ali from wearing wristbands with the messages of “Save Gaza” and “Free Palestine” written on them.
Ali did not inform the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) about his decision to wear the wristbands on the second day of the third Test against India in Southampton.
“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,” an ICC spokesman said. “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.”