ECB to take ‘appropriate action’ after England players' historical offensive tweets emerge

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The England and Wales Cricket Board has vowed to instrumentality "relevant and due action" aft questions were raised publically astir humanities tweets from respective England players.

ECB to instrumentality     'appropriate action' implicit    England players' humanities  tweets arsenic  much  emerge. (Twitter Photo)

ECB to instrumentality 'appropriate action' implicit England players' humanities tweets arsenic much emerge. (Twitter Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ECB to instrumentality 'appropriate action' implicit England players' tweets
  • Ollie Robinson was suspended close aft the extremity of his Test debut
  • ECB investigating different England cricketer for "offensive" societal media posts

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed it is presently investigating "a fig of humanities societal media posts by different individuals" successful the England set-up.

Ollie Robinson was suspended close aft the extremity of his Test debut - the archetypal Test of a 2-match bid betwixt England and New Zealand pending the results of a disciplinary probe into his posts.

The ECB is besides investigating a 2nd England cricketer for humanities "offensive" societal media posts, cricket website Wisden.com reported connected Monday.

Wisden said it had uncovered a racist tweet but had chosen not to disclose the individuality of the subordinate due to the fact that helium was nether 16 erstwhile it was posted.

Since past tweets by different England players person travel to light.

"Since we were alerted to violative tweets past week, a fig of humanities societal media posts by different individuals person been questioned publically arsenic well," an ECB spokesperson was quoted arsenic saying by the BBC connected Tuesday.

"There is nary spot for favoritism successful our sport, and we are committed to taking applicable and due enactment wherever required.

"Given the concerns which person been raised are intelligibly present broader than a azygous case, the ECB committee volition sermon however we woody with issues implicit humanities societal media worldly successful a timely and due manner.

"Each lawsuit volition beryllium considered connected an idiosyncratic basis, looking astatine each the facts."

England's players person accepted Robinson's apology for the racist and sexist comments helium posted connected societal media arsenic a teenager, accelerated bowler James Anderson said earlier connected Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Robinson apologised "unreservedly" successful the dressing country for the 2012-13 Twitter posts and Anderson told reporters that had been accepted.

"The connection and things talked astir are evidently not acceptable," helium added. "He stood up successful beforehand of the radical and apologised, and you could spot however sincere helium was and however upset helium was.

"As a group, we admit that he's a antithetic idiosyncratic now. He has done a batch of maturing and increasing since past and he's got the afloat enactment of the team."

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