The England Cricket Board recently suspended young fast bowler Ollie Robinson for his 9-year-old racist tweets.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan and coach Brendon McCullum may be embroiled in controversy over their 2018 social media post with Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler. Also Read – Kohli Would Like To See Team India As The First Winner Of The ICC World Test Championship: Brett Lee
Morgan and Butler used the word ‘sir’ to mock Indian fans during their social media interaction. Also Read – Will be a great experience to go for the toss with Virat Kohli in the WTC final: Williamson
The report claimed that according to the screenshot, Butler is saying that I always answer No-1 sir and you like me. Morgan then joined Butler and said, “Sir, you are my favorite batsman.” Also Read – Kuldeep Yadav Expected To Be Selected For India’s Tour Of Sri Lanka; Said- I am ready to perform when given a chance
Speaking on the matter, Venky Mysore, CEO, Kolkata said that the team follows the policy of zero tolerance towards any kind of discrimination.
Mysore told Cricbuzz, “At this point of time we don’t know much about his comments. We should wait for the completion of the process to know the facts completely. But I would like to say that Knight Riders Management maintains a zero tolerance policy towards any kind of discrimination.”
The matter has gained momentum after England fast bowler Olly Robinson was suspended for his old tweet.