The England Cricket Board (ECB) is now investigating England’s limited overs skipper Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler’s past tweets. Reports suggest that Buttler and Morgan mocked the Indians by addressing them as ‘Sir’ in the tweets.
Along with them, former Kiwi cricketer and current KKR coach Brendon McCullum had also reacted to Morgan’s Tweet where he mocked the Indian fans.
Recently, some deleted old tweets of the trio resurfaced and they showed them possibly making fun of Indian English as they talked in improper and tattered ways.
‘josbuttler Sir, you play very good Opening batting,” tweeted McCullum whereas Morgan added, “Sir you’are my favourite batsman.”
The conversation has come to limelight again with England debutant Ollie Robinson being suspended pending investigation for his historic tweets deemed as sexist and racist.
As per reports of Cricbuzz, McCullum and Morgan might face heat from Kolkata Knight Riders, their IPL franchise too.
Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore has said the IPL franchise has ‘zero tolerance’ towards any kind of discrimination meaning their captain Eoin Morgan and coach Brendon McCullum could each face sanctions for historic tweets mocking Indian accent.
“We don’t know enough about it to comment at this time. Let’s wait for the process to be completed to get all the facts before we jump to any conclusions. Just to reiterate, the Knight Riders organisation has ‘zero tolerance’ for any sort of discrimination,” KKR CEO Venky Mysore told Cricbuzz.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has already cleared their intentions against any sort of discrimination and said it will discuss how to proceed further on such instances of past comments in an appropriate manner.
“Since we were alerted to offensive tweets last week, a number of historical social media posts by other individuals have been questioned publicly as well,” Cricbuzz quoted an ECB spokesperson as saying.
“There is no place for discrimination in our sport, and we are committed to taking relevant and appropriate action where required. Given the concerns which have been raised are clearly now broader than a single case, the ECB will discuss how we deal with issues over historical social media material in a timely and appropriate manner.”
England and Wales Cricket Board has also cleared that they will consider each case on an individual basis and facts given.
“Each case will be considered on an individual basis, looking at all the facts. We will assess cases with the ECB before making further statements,” the spokesperson said.