NEW DELHI – England cricketer Moeen Ali has requested his IPL team Chennai Super Kings’ management to remove a sponsor logo of alcohol company from his jersey due to his faith.
Moeen Ali is a practising Muslim and Islam forbids him from consuming alcohol. He doesn’t support logos of alcohol brands on any of his jerseys, be it for England or any other domestic side he plays for around the world.
According to India Today, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) jersey has the logo of SNJ 10000, which is a surrogate product brand of Chennai-based SNJ Distilleries. The CSK management has agreed to Moeen’s request and removed the logo from his match jersey.
CSK bought the 33-year-old for a whopping Rs 7 crore at the IPL 2021 auction in February. This is Moeen’s second IPL franchise after Royal Challengers Bangalore, with whom he played for 3 seasons since 2018.
Moeen has played 19 IPL matches so far, scoring 309 runs and picked 10 wickets.