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Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan under investigation for alleged racist remarks against Indians

Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan underneath investigation for alleged racist remarks in opposition to Indians

London: 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 social media.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has promised “related and applicable motion”, saying every case will probably be thought-about on a person foundation.

The posts, during which 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 courting again to 2012-13.

“Screenshots have additionally been shared of a message by Buttler during which he says ‘I at all times 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 accordance with 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.

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

The ECB stated the matter will probably be handled in an applicable method.

“Since we have been alerted to offensive tweets final week, quite a few historic social media posts by different people have been questioned publicly as effectively,” an ECB spokesperson stated on Tuesday.

“There isn’t a place for discrimination in our sport, and we’re dedicated to taking related and applicable 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 cope with points over historic social media materials in a well timed and applicable method.

“Every case will probably be thought-about on a person foundation, taking a look at all of the details. We’ll assess circumstances with the ECB Board earlier than making additional statements.”

A homophobic tweet courting 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 issue, issues do change, you do make errors,” Anderson informed the British media.

Anderson, who will turn into England’s most-capped Check participant if he performs within the second Check in opposition to New Zealand on Thursday, stated the squad is anxious about what might come out subsequent.

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Updated: June 9, 2021 — 7:27 am

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