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England cricketer Moeen in Gaza protest

ECB unlikely to punish England cricketer Moeen for 'Save Gaza' wristband protest in 3rd test

England's Moeen Ali gestures to fans to wait as he fields before signing autographs for them on the edge of the boundary during the second day of the ...
England's Moeen Ali hits a shot during the second day of the third cricket test match of the series between England and India at The Ageas Bowl in Sou...
England's Moeen Ali wears a wristband as he fields during the second day of the third cricket test match of the series between England and India at Th...
England's Moeen Ali wears a wristband as he fields during the second day of the third cricket test match of the series between England and India at Th...

Britain England India Cricket

England's Moeen Ali gestures to fans to wait as he fields before signing autographs for them on the edge of the boundary during the second day of the ...

Britain England India Cricket

England's Moeen Ali hits a shot during the second day of the third cricket test match of the series between England and India at The Ageas Bowl in Sou...

Britain England India Cricket

England's Moeen Ali wears a wristband as he fields during the second day of the third cricket test match of the series between England and India at Th...

Britain England India Cricket

England's Moeen Ali wears a wristband as he fields during the second day of the third cricket test match of the series between England and India at Th...

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) -- England cricketer Moeen Ali is unlikely to face punishment after being photographed wearing wristbands saying "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine" while batting in the third test against India.

The England and Wales Cricket Board says "we don't believe he has committed an offence."

It says it did not know Moeen, who is a practicing Muslim, was going to wear the wristbands before start of play on Monday. He was out for 12.

Azizulhasni Awang, a Malaysian cyclist competing at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, was reprimanded by his team last week for wearing gloves saying "Save Gaza" and warned he would be expelled if he did it again.

Israel launched the military operation against Gaza's Hamas rulers three weeks ago, saying it wants to decimate Hamas' ability to fire rockets at Israel. More than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed since then with Israel losing 43 soldiers and two civilians, as well as a Thai worker.


Updated : 2021-01-19 11:30 GMT+08:00