England’s Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan underneath investigation for alleged racist remarks towards Indians

England’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan and wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler are underneath investigation by the nation’s cricket board after their alleged racist tweets, mocking Indians, surfaced on the social media. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has promised “related and acceptable motion”, saying every case might be thought-about on a person foundation.

The posts, wherein Buttler and Morgan used the phrase ‘sir’ to mock the Indians, began doing the rounds on social media after the ECB suspended pacer Ollie Robinson for a few of his offensive tweets relationship again to 2012-13.

“Screenshots have additionally been shared of a message by Buttler wherein he says ‘I all the time reply sir no1 else like me such as you like me’ and, individually, Morgan consists of Buttler in a message which says, ‘Sir you are my favorite batsman’,” in response to a report within the Telegraph.co.uk.

Buttler and Morgan each characteristic within the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the previous taking part in for the Rajasthan Royals and the latter main the Kolkata Knight Riders.

“Although there are questions over the exact context of the tweets, they had been written at a time when Buttler and Morgan had been established England gamers and have brought about offence on social media,” the report added.

The ECB mentioned the matter might be dealt in an acceptable method.

“Since we had been alerted to offensive tweets final week, various historic social media posts by different people have been questioned publicly as properly,” an ECB spokesperson mentioned on Tuesday.

“There is not any place for discrimination in our sport, and we’re dedicated to taking related and acceptable motion the place required.

“Given the considerations which have been raised are clearly now broader than a single case, the ECB Board will talk about how we take care of points over historic social media materials in a well timed and acceptable method.

“Each case might be thought-about on a person foundation, all of the details. We will assess circumstances with the ECB Board earlier than making additional statements.”

A homophobic tweet relationship again to 2010 from veteran pacer James Anderson has additionally emerged.

“For me it is 10-11 years in the past, I’ve actually modified as an individual. And I feel that is the problem, issues do change, you do make errors,” Anderson advised the British media.

Anderson, who will grow to be England’s most capped Test participant if he performs within the second Test towards New Zealand on Thursday, mentioned the squad is anxious about what may come out subsequent.


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