Cricket Australia has closed its investigation into Moeen Ali's claim he was called 'Osama' during the opening Test of the 2015 Ashes series after failing to unearth new details.

The England all-rounder alleged in his recently-published autobiography that an unnamed Australian player made the slur in Cardiff, in an apparent reference to Islamist militant Osama Bin Laden, during an on-field exchange.

Australia's governing body re-examined Moeen's complaint but no additional information came to light after liaising with the England and Wales Cricket Board and its own team management during that Ashes campaign.

A spokesman said in quotes on Cricket Australia's website: "We have followed up with the ECB and our team management and confirmed that the incident was investigated at the time, with a response provided to Moeen.

"Moeen elected not to progress the matter any further and we have not been able to ascertain any new additional evidence through our inquiries. As such, the matter is considered closed."