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KKR likely to take action against Morgan, McCullum for mocking Indian accent

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan and coach  Brendon McCullum could be in trouble for their old tweets which ...
KKR likely to take action against Morgan, McCullum for mocking Indian accent

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan and coach  Brendon McCullum could be in trouble for their old tweets which has created a uproar on social media. In a social media exchange of 2018, Morgan, the captain of England white-ball team, and Jos Buttler, the England wicketkeeper, were engaged in an exchange in which they used the word 'Sir' to mock Indian fans. The two were later joined by McCullum. Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore has said the IPL franchise has ‘zero tolerance’ towards any kind of discrimination. “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.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), which had acted swiftly on Ollie Robinson social media comments by suspending him, has ordered an investigation. The ECB provided a statement to this website on Wednesday night. "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. 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," an ECB spokesperson said. The conversation has come to limelight again with England debutant Ollie Robinson being suspended pending investigation for his historic tweets deemed as sexist and racist.
 

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