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Wearing wristbands was humanitarian thing, says Moeen Ali

PTI 14 Aug 2014, 20:37:03 PM IST
New Delhi: New Delhi: England all-rounder Moeen Ali, who was embroiled in controversy for wearing wristbands supporting Gaza, said, ‘I wasn't trying to be political. It was a humanitarian thing. I will speak about it at some point but I don't think it's the right time, before a Test.'

This summer has been challenging for Moeen Ali who has risen from proving his worth as Graeme Swann's spinning successor to dealing with the fallout from expressing an opinion on Gaza.

Not many England players have made quite such an impact, on and off the field, in their first year of Test cricket, but then not many have the same potential to be both a key player and a positive role model for modern Britain.
According to daily mail Moeen said, ‘I have a lot of opinions on a lot of stuff.'

‘I didn't think the wristbands would be such a big deal. I just totally forgot I had them on when I went into bat. I have to be a lot more careful. ICC didn't allow me to wear them and I accepted that. I've had a lot of positive reaction and I'd like to thank the ECB for supporting me on it.'