Former England captain Michael Vaughan raised questions on the England Cricket Board. The ECB has suspended fast bowler Olly Robinson following some of his objectionable tweets in 2012-13.
England and Wales Cricket (ECB) is investigating alleged racist comments made by several of its players on social media. On this, former captain Michael Vaughan has said that the investigation of old tweets of the country’s cricketers should be stopped.
Some tweets mocking Indians of England’s white-ball captain Eoin Morgan and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler went viral on social media on Wednesday, following which the ECB is investigating them.
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Vaughan tweeted, ‘No one was hurt by Morgan, Butler and Anderson at the time they tweeted, but it is surprising how these tweets have now become objectionable a few years later. so funny. This investigation should be stopped.
Robinson was suspended from international cricket in this case
Robinson, who started his career with a Test match against New Zealand, was suspended due to tweets made eight years ago. Before his debut against England, his tweets started going viral in which he made controversial remarks about racist and gender discrimination.
After this he had to face a lot of criticism. Due to this controversy, his performance was ignored. Along with taking seven wickets in the match, he also played an important innings of 42 runs with the bat.
After the ECB suspended fast bowler Olly Robinson after some of his objectionable tweets in 2012-13, Buttler and Morgan’s tweets mocking Indians using the word ‘sir’ started doing the rounds on social media.