Brad Hogg Questions the Fine of the ICC on England Player Moeen Ali

During the ongoing Ashes opener at Edgbaston in Birmingham, Moeen Ali has caught the attention of everyone. But it wasn't for the right reasons, as the all-rounder has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in the match on Day 2. The ICC has also fined him 25 percent of his match fees.

The incident happened on Day 2 in the 89th over of Australia's first innings when he was seen applying a drying agent to his bowling hand at the boundary line while fielding. It has been revealed that it was to treat a blister.

He breached Article 2.20 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to displaying conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game. He has also been given one demerit point, which is now going to be added to his disciplinary record for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct.

Taking to Twitter, former spinner Brad Hogg revealed that he felt the fine was an 'overspin' on the issue. He wrote, "A 25 percent fine for this is a bit of an "overspin' on the issue when you know Moeen was not using it for any other purpose than to prevent his blister from getting worse! He could have left the ground repeatedly, disguising the spray, but he did it openly. Fair play, given the finger! #Ashes2023."



Jun 20, 2023 1:53 PM