Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Mysore has said that they have ‘zero tolerance’ towards the discrimination and that meant their captain Eoin Morgan and the head coach Brendon McCullum could face sanctions for their historic tweets where they can be seen mocking Indian accent.
It was in 2018 when during an exchange on social media Morgan and England player Jos Buttler used ‘Sir’ to mock Indian fans. And then, former New Zealand captain McCullum too joined them. This came in the limelight after England’s Test debutant Ollie Robinson got suspended for the sexist and racist tweets that he made year’s ago.
“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.
Meanwhile, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced its stance against discrimination of any sort and also shared it will take a call on how to proceed further on such instances as well.
“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.”
Meanwhile, ECB will consider each case on an individual basis too as apart from Ollie Robinson, another cricketer has also come under the scanner. “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 again shared.