- Star batter has been charged by the Worldwide Cricket Council
- Mounted a defiant defence of his actions on Friday in Melbourne
- Khawaja taped over slogans on his sneakers earlier than first Check in Perth
Australian opener Usman Khawaja has referred to as for ‘consistency’ from the Worldwide Cricket Council after confirming the black armband he wore within the Perth Check was for a ‘private bereavement’ and never a political assertion.
Confirming he will not put on sneakers with handwritten slogans ‘Freedom is a human proper’ and ‘All lives are equal’ within the Boxing Day Check, the 36-year-old Check star was responding to being charged by cricket’s governing physique for not in search of permission to put on the armband towards Pakistan.
Khawaja was given a reprimand for breaching clause F of the ICC Clothes and Tools Rules, with the arm band deemed a ‘private message’ by the ICC regardless of the opening batter telling officers it wasn’t a political assertion.
Khawaja hit again on the Worldwide Cricket Council on Friday (pictured) as he accused the governing physique of making use of a double normal over his deliberate protest in Perth
The opening batter additionally revealed that the black armband the ICC has charged him over (pictured) was worn to mark a private bereavement, not make a political assertion
On the MCG on Friday morning, Khawaja stated he ‘adopted all of the laws’ and questioned why he was being handed a penalty when different gamers had not for different incidents.
‘I adopted all of the laws, previous precedents, guys have put stickers on their bats, names on their sneakers,’ he stated.
‘As I stated to the ICC, it was for a private bereavement. The armband was totally different to my sneakers.
‘My sneakers are very apparent. And I, on the finish of the day, I did not put on the sneakers, I modified my thoughts in respect for the principles and procedures and I left it at that.
‘I believe from my perspective, all I ask from the ICC is simply consistency.
‘I believe there’s been loads of individuals who’ve not had permission to put on stuff previously.
Usman Khawaja deliberate to put on boots with the messages ‘Freedom is a human proper’ and ‘All lives are equal’ in the course of the Perth check earlier than masking the phrases with tape
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‘I used to be very clear and open concerning the armband, so I will cope with that with the ICC and I will have these conversations with them.’
Khawaja final week lashed the ICC for censoring him and never permitting him to put on the sneakers in Perth. He as a substitute coated the message over with tape and wore the black armband round his left arm all through the match.
All eyes can be on him when Australia tackle Pakistan within the Boxing Day Check on Tuesday to see if he makes a separate assertion when he takes the sphere.
Followers have already been warned off making political statements of their very own with banners on the MCG after