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Usman Khawaja sports shoes with daughters’ names after being barred by ICC over Gaza support


Usman Khawaja wore footwear together with his daughters’ names as he batted towards Pakistan on Tuesday, after being barred from sporting references to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

A detailed-up look of the Australian opener’s footwear confirmed the names of Khawaja’s daughters Aisha and Ayla taped to the aspect of his footwear throughout Day 1 of the second Check in Melbourne.

Khawaja, who was dismissed for 42 runs after the lunch break, had been denied permission by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) to have a sticker exhibiting a dove holding an olive department on his bat and footwear.

The brand, which he displayed throughout coaching, additionally had the phrases 01:UDHR — a reference to Article One of many Common Declaration of Human Rights — written on it.

The 37-year-old was previously stopped from wearing shoes emblazoned with the hand-written slogans “Freedom is a human proper” and “All lives are equal” throughout the first Check in Perth.

The ICC said they flouted its rules on messages that relate to politics, faith or race.

Pakistan-born Khawaja posted an Instagram message on the eve of the second Check seemingly venting his frustration: “Merry Christmas all people. Generally you simply gotta chortle. Cya at Boxing Day!” He added hashtags #inconsistent and #doublestandards within the submit.

Cricket Australia chief govt Nick Hockley mentioned Khawaja was “captivated with human rights”.

“We supported Usman with an utility (to the ICC) which actually felt non-partisan, non-religious, apolitical,” he advised broadcaster ABC of Khawaja’s bid to put on the dove image.

“Equally, the ICC has its laws and they’re there for good purpose so we now have to respect these.

“However I feel the principle method we cope with this (kind of subject) is thru good communication and dealing collectively.”

Final week, Khawaja spoke about how the Israel-Hamas battle had affected him.

“After I’m taking a look at my Instagram and seeing harmless children, movies of them dying, passing away, that’s what hit me the toughest,” he mentioned.

“I simply think about my younger daughter in my arms … I get emotional speaking about it once more. I don’t have any hidden agendas.”

(with inputs from AFP)

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