Happier times! Moeen Ali poses with fans after England’s thumping win against India at Manchester © AFP The head of England’s Professional Cricketers’ Association has said Moeen Ali should take it as a “positive” that he was booed by large sections of the crowd during England’s three-run Twenty20 win over India at Birmingham’s Edgbaston ground on Sunday. (Ravi Shastri proud of Team India, backs Duncan Fletcher)Ali’s father, Munir Ali, is convinced his Birmingham-born son was targeted because of his Muslim faith and Pakistani heritage, with police treating it as a “non-crime hate-related incident” after a complaint from a spectator. (Sunil Gavaskar unhappy with India despite ODI series win)But Angus Porter, the chief executive of England’s Professional Cricketers Association, said Tuesday he hoped there was no fall-out from Munir Ali’s comments. (Too late to sack Cook as ODI skipper, says Ashley Giles)”His dad offered his view sincerely and I hope it doesn’t stoke the fire because he was just standing up for his boy,” Porter said. (England booed in England, MS Dhoni remains mum)”There is an element of taking it as a compliment. You are more likely to boo someone when you think they are someone to be feared.”Take it as… Read full this story
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