After Ollie Robinson’s suspension from all types of worldwide cricket on account of his racist and sexist tweets posted within the 12 months 2012, Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan are in hassle.
The ECB has been investigating the cricketers’ previous tweets and in line with studies, Buttler and Morgan mimicked the Indians by calling them ‘Sir’.
Morgan used the phrase ‘Sir’ for congratulating Buttler on May 13, 2018, as he smashed an unbeaten 94 runs off 53 balls. Brendon McCullum, the top coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), additionally reacted to Morgan’s message.
According to a report in telegraph.co.uk, Buttler had already deleted the tweets after criticism on social media. The report additionally added that the board will take a name on the English duo after the investigations.
However, Morgan and McCullum each belong to the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The outdated tweets would possibly come again to hang-out them if the Shah Rukh Khan-owned franchise would take motion on the problem.
Talking concerning the problem, KKR CEO Venky Mysore was quoted as saying by a cricket web site on Wednesday evening, “We do not know sufficient about it to remark right now. Let’s look ahead to the method to be accomplished to get all of the information earlier than we bounce to any conclusions. Just to reiterate, the Knight Riders organisation has ‘zero tolerance’ for any type of discrimination”.
According to a report in UK Telegraph stated concerning the two English gamers’ Twitter feedback, “Although there are questions over the exact context of the tweets, they have been written at a time when Buttler and Morgan have established England gamers and have triggered offence on social media”.
An ECB spokesperson spoke about the identical and stated, “Since we have been alerted to offensive tweets final week, numerous historic social media posts by different people have been questioned publicly as nicely. 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 issues which have been raised are clearly now broader than a single case, the ECB 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 of on a person foundation, taking a look at all of the information. We will assess instances with the ECB earlier than making additional statements”.