Ashes 2023: Brad Hogg expresses bewilderment over the penalty levied on Moeen Ali

Ashes 2023: Brad Hogg expresses bewilderment over the penalty levied on Moeen Ali

Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg has expressed his disagreement with the ICC’s decision to fine England all-rounder Moeen Ali for breaching the Code of Conduct during the Day 2 of the first Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday (June 17). Hogg believes that the 25% fine imposed on Ali is an overspin, suggesting that the punishment is excessive considering the nature of the incident.

Moeen, who was making his return to the Test side after his initial retirement in 2021, was found to have 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.

Moeen, battling a callused spinning finger due to his considerable workload already in this match, sprayed his right hand with a drying agent on the boundary before coming on to bowl the 89th over on Saturday.

The ICC released a statement, confirming that they’ve found Moeen guilty of breaching Article 2.20 of the Code of Con

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