Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Mysore broke his silence over past ‘offensive’ tweets posted by team’s skipper Eoin Morgan and coach Brendon McCullum.
During a Twitter conversation back in 2018, English cricketers Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler alongside former Kiwi captain Brendon McCullum allegedly mocked Indian fans for their English and their usage of the word ‘sir’.
He asserted that the KKR organisation has ‘zero tolerance for any sort of discrimination’ and the overseas duo could even face sanctions for their offensive tweets.
“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.
‘No place for discrimination in our sport’: ECB spokesperson
Earlier, England speedster Ollie Robinson’s past tweets also resurfaced on social media which were ‘racist and sexist’ in nature. The youngster was later handed over a suspension from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
An ECB spokesperson has reckoned to have initiated the due investigation against the matter of Buttler and Morgan. He further mentioned that the apex body will examine both the cases on an individual basis before jumping to any conclusion.
”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.”
”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 further added.