ECB to take ‘applicable motion’ after historic tweets from a variety of England gamers ‘questioned publicly’


Ollie Robinson was suspended by the ECB after historic sexist and racist tweets got here to mild final week; the ECB has confirmed it’s now investigating “a variety of historic social media posts by different people” within the England set-up

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The ECB has vowed to take ‘related and applicable motion’ after questions had been raised publicly about historic tweets from a number of England gamers

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed it’s at present investigating “a variety of historic social media posts by different people” within the England set-up.

Quick bowler Ollie Robinson was dominated out of England’s second Take a look at towards New Zealand beginning at Edgbaston on Thursday after historic sexist and racist tweets got here to mild final week when he made his Take a look at debut at Lord’s.

The ECB can also be investigating a second England cricketer for historic “offensive” social media posts.

It comes after cricket publication Wisden unearthed one such historic tweet however hid the alleged England cricketer’s id as a result of he was below the age of 16 on the time.

Since then tweets by different England gamers have come to mild.

An ECB spokesperson mentioned: “Since we had been alerted to offensive tweets final week, a variety of historic social media posts by different people have been questioned publicly as effectively.

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James Anderson says the England squad have unanimously accepted Ollie Robinson’s apology for posting offensive tweets 9 years in the past

James Anderson says the England squad have unanimously accepted Ollie Robinson’s apology for posting offensive tweets 9 years in the past

“There is no such thing as 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 can be thought-about on a person foundation, taking a look at all of the details. We’ll assess instances with the ECB Board earlier than making additional statements.”

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Michael Holding believes the ECB should not ‘come down too exhausting’ on Robinson if their investigation concludes his historic racist and sexist tweets had been an remoted incident

Michael Holding believes the ECB should not ‘come down too exhausting’ on Robinson if their investigation concludes his historic racist and sexist tweets had been an remoted incident

England gamers have accepted Robinson’s apology for the racist and sexist feedback he posted on social media as a teen, quick bowler James Anderson mentioned earlier on Tuesday.

Anderson mentioned Robinson had apologised “unreservedly” within the dressing room for the 2012-13 Twitter posts, after beforehand admitting he was “embarrassed” and “ashamed”.

“The language and issues talked about are clearly not acceptable,” mentioned Anderson.

“He stood up in entrance of the group and apologised, and you would see how honest he was and the way upset he was.

“As a gaggle, we recognize that he is a unique particular person now. He has achieved a variety of maturing and rising since then and he is obtained the complete assist of the workforce.”

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