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England’s Silverwood apologises for confusion over Moeen departure | Cricket News

England coach Chris Silverwood apologised on Wednesday for the confusion surrounding Moeen Ali‘s departure from the India tour midway through the Test series after skipper Joe Root said the spinner had “chosen to go home“.
Moeen played in the second Test against India where he picked up eight wickets while he was also England’s top scorer in the second innings with 43 runs as the tourists collapsed and lost by 317 runs for India to level the series at 1-1.

Silverwood confirmed selectors had decided beforehand that Moeen, 33, would be granted leave to escape life in the bubble as part of England’s rotation policy.

“First of all, we’re sorry. The impression we gave yesterday was Moeen’s been treated differently to other people. He isn’t,…

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