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ICC reprimands Usman Khawaja for wearing black armband in first Test vs Pakistan

Srinagar: The controversy surrounding Australia battet Usman Khawaja , supportive message for Gaza victims is not going away as ICC has now reprimanded left handed batter for wearing black armband during first Test vs Pakistan in Perth.

Last week, Usman Khawaja had criticised the ICC for censoring him. He had handwritten messages, “Freedom is a human right” and “All lives are equal,” on his footwear.

Despite covering the messages on his shoes with tape, Khawaja entered the field on the Test’s opening day wearing a black armband on his left arm.

“Usman Khawaja has been charged for breaching Clause F of the Clothing and Equipment Regulations, which can be found on the ICC Playing Conditions page. The sanctions for a breach of the regulations are outlined in Appendix 2,” ICC spokesperson was quoted as saying.

“Usman displayed a personal message (armband) during the 1st Test Match against Pakistan without seeking the prior approval of Cricket Australia and the ICC to display it, as required in the regulations for personal messages. This is a breach under the category of an “other breach” and the sanction for a first offence is a reprimand.”

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