Cricket Australia close investigation into Moeen’s ‘Osama’ allegations

Cricket Australia conclude investigation into Moeen Ali racial abuse claim England cricket

Cricket Australia spokesman: “Moeen elected not to progress the matter any further”

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Cricket Australia have taken no action against any Australian player as their investigation into England all-rounder Moeen Ali’s claims of being racially abused came to an end.

In his autobiography, Moeen claimed that an Australian player called him “Osama” during the first Test of the 2015 Ashes series, which was held in Cardiff.

Cricket Australia subsequently launched an investigation, and interviewed many of the Australian players involved in that particular Test.

However, no other player said that they heard the remark, and Cricket Australia ended up concluding their probe over the weekend.

“We have followed up with the ECB and our team management and confirmed that the incident was investigated at the time, with a response provided to Moeen,” a CA spokesman was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“Moeen elected not to progress the matter any further and we have not been able to ascertain any new additional evidence through our enquiries. As such, the matter is considered closed. We take a zero-tolerance approach to remarks of this nature; they have no place in our sport, or in society and any allegations raised with us are treated seriously and respectfully.

“Representatives of our country are expected to uphold a high standard of behaviours and values, and they are fully aware of the consequences should they fail to do this.”

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