England all-rounder Moeen Ali left India following the second Test defeat (Picture: BCCI)

England head coach Chris Silverwood has apologised to all-rounder Moeen Ali for the manner in which it was confirmed he would miss the final two Tests against India.

He said: ‘We are sorry the impression we gave was that Moeen is being treated differently to other people. He isn’t.

‘The decision for him to go home was ours and we will own that decision. It was our decision, as it was with the other players.’

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