ICC Code of Conduct Violation Results in Moeen Ali Being Fined 25% of Match Fee

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Sunday that Moeen Ali has been found guilty of breaching the Code of Conduct in the first Ashes Test against Australia. As a result, he will be fined 25% of his match fee.

England’s all-rounder, Moeen Ali, has admitted to using an unauthorized drying agent on his bowling hand during the first test against Australia. For this violation, he has also received one demerit point on his disciplinary record for breaching Level 1 of the Code of Conduct, according to the ICC statement.

The match referee clarified that the cream was only used to dry Moeen’s hands and was not applied to alter the condition of the ball. The incident occurred during the 89th over of Australia’s first innings when Moeen was fielding at the boundary line.

“This is Moeen’s first offense in the past 24 months, and as per Level 1 breaches, he will receive a fine of 25% of his match fee and one demerit point,” added the ICC.

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50% of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.

The charge was leveled by on-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Marais Erasmus, third umpire Chris Gaffaney, and fourth umpire Mike Burns.