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England star Moeen Ali talked enraged team-mates out of reporting Australian player who allegedly called him Osama during 2015 Ashes

'Osama'

Cricket Australia have promised a full investigation after extracts from his book sent shockwaves around the globe

MOEEN ALI stopped his outraged team-mates reporting the Australia player who allegedly called him “Osama” in the 2015 Ashes opener.

England head coach Trevor Bayliss revealed only Moeen’s desire not to make a fuss prevented a full-scale row in Cardiff.

 Moeen Ali stopped his outraged England team-mates from reporting an Australian player who allegedly made a racist remark

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Moeen Ali stopped his outraged England team-mates from reporting an Australian player who allegedly made a racist remark

He also said he mentioned the incident to Aussie coach Darren Lehmann but heard nothing more.

Bayliss, who arrived back home in Australia on Friday for a two-week break before England’s tour of Sri Lanka, said: “Mo didn’t want it to go any further. He’s a very softly spoken sort of a bloke. He doesn’t want to create too many problems.

“Other players wanted to take it further but he talked them into not taking it any further.

 Moeen was allegedly called 'Osama' during the 2015 Ashes first Test

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Moeen was allegedly called 'Osama' during the 2015 Ashes first Test

“I didn’t get a response from Darren. I just left it with him to sort out.”

Moeen had an extraordinary day on Saturday. In the morning, extracts from his book sent shock waves across the globe and Cricket Australia promised a probe into his claims of racial abuse.

Twelve hours later, captain Moeen starred with bat and ball as Worcestershire won T20 Blast finals day for the first time.

Asked to comment on Cricket Australia’s investigation, Moeen replied: “I don’t actually want to talk about that — this is Worcestershire’s day.

 Cricket Australia have promised an investigation after the revelations in Moeen's book

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Cricket Australia have promised an investigation after the revelations in Moeen's book

“Maybe another time.”

He has not named the alleged culprit, though use of the word “Osama” is perceived as a reference to dead Islamic terrorist Osama bin Laden.

Moeen says the player claimed he said “part-timer”, not “Osama”.

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