Moeen Ali investigated for 'Free Palestine' wristbands

England batsman Moeen Ali is being investigated by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for wearing wristbands featuring the slogans "Free Palestine" and "Save Gaza" during the test match against India.

A close up view of wrist bands worn by England's Moeen Ali. Credit: PA

Moeen, who has raised funds for charities helping those affected by the three-week conflict with Israel, wore the bands during the second day of the third test.

But the off-spin bowler who plays county cricket for Warwickshire has the backing of the of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

A spokesman said: "As far as we are concerned, he has not committed any offence. It is now up to the ICC to decide whether he will face any action."

The ICC Code of Conduct states: "Players are not permitted to wear, display or otherwise convey messages through arm bands or any other items affixed to clothing or equipment unless approved in advance by the player or team official's Board."