Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler under scanner for racist remarks against Indians
English cricket has been under the scanner of late because some players are accused of racism. While Ollie Robinson was recently suspended by ECB, along with an unnamed player, skipper Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler have also come under the scanner.
The entire English cricket fraternity is going through a tough time of late owing to the causes of racism. While the England and Wales Cricket Board recently suspended pacer Ollie Robinson for his historical racist tweets, new players are coming under the scanner.
On Tuesday, Wisden reported about an unknown player for having done the same, as ECB is also investigating his case. Meanwhile, according to The Telegraph UK, English limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler are also under the cloud for allegedly abusing the Indians racially in the past.
"Screenshots have also been shared of a message by Buttler in which he says 'I always reply sir no1 else like me like you like me' and, separately, Morgan includes Buttler in a message which says, 'Sir you're my favourite batsman'. Although there are questions over the precise context of the tweets, they were written at a time when Buttler and Morgan were established England players and have caused offence on social media," says the report by Telegraph.
Meanwhile, ECB has insisted that "relevant and appropriate action" would be taken individually if found guilty. "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," said an ECB spokesperson.
"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 Board will discuss how we deal with issues over historical, social media material in a timely and appropriate manner," he added.
Besides Morgan and Buttler, veteran pacer James Anderson has also emerged in the case for having sent a homophobic tweet in 2010. He has admitted that the entire squad is anxious about what would happen next as the side prepares to take on New Zealand in the final Test from Thursday in Edgbaston
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