ECB vows to take appropriate action over England cricketers’ past tweets

Due to widespread criticism over the historical tweets of several England players, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has promised to take “relevant and appropriate action”.

Few days back, pacer Ollie Robinson was ruled out of England’s second Test against New Zealand, getting underway at Edgbaston on Thursday, after his past tweets resurfaced when he debuted at Lord’s.

As per report in Wisden.com, the ECB is also investigating a second England cricketer for historical “offensive” social media posts.

“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,” an ECB spokesperson was quoted as saying by the BBC.

“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 board 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,” he added.

After being suspended, Robinson had made an apology for the racist and sexist comments he had posted on social media as a teenager.

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