ECB to evaluate gamers’ social media accounts following Ollie Robinson Twitter storm
London: The England and Wales Cricket Board is to launch a “social media evaluate” that might result in disciplinary motion following the fall-out from Ollie Robinson’s Twitter posts.
The Sussex seamer was suspended from England responsibility pending an investigation after historic racist and sexist posts made in 2012 and 2013 re-emerged throughout his Check debut towards New Zealand at Lord’s final week.
Since Robinson’s posts re-emerged, the social media feeds of a lot of internationals have been scrutinised, with an unnamed participant discovered to have despatched offensive tweets whereas below the age of 16.
In the meantime, the skilled England trio of James Anderson, Jos Buttler and restricted overs captain Eoin Morgan have all confronted accusations of publishing probably offensive messages.
The ECB board met on Wednesday and have determined to look into the difficulty in additional element, with a press release issued on Saturday saying: “The board agreed to the manager’s suggestion for a social media evaluate to deal with any historic points, remind people of their private tasks going ahead, and assist them be taught classes alongside the way in which.
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“The board was clear that this course of wouldn’t forestall additional disciplinary motion sooner or later, ought to that be required, below the relevant processes, however it’s hoped that the sport can emerge from this troublesome interval stronger and decided to be extra inclusive and welcoming to all.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed feedback from his tradition and sports activities secretary that the suspension of Robinson was “excessive”.
However Saturday’s assertion from the ECB insisted it retained religion in its disciplinary process.
“The board is assured that the precise processes are in place to make judgements on suspensions and disciplinary actions below participant employment contracts, and, the place crucial, in referring circumstances to the Cricket Self-discipline Fee below the game-wide regulatory system,” it stated.
Revelations about Robinson’s Twitter posts got here simply hours after each the England and New Zealand groups had lined up earlier than play on the morning of the opening day of the primary Check for a ‘second of unity’ designed to indicate their dedication to eliminated discrimination from cricket.
The England aspect additionally wore T-shirts carrying the message “Cricket is a recreation for everybody”.
The problem has not simply been confined to England internationals, with county aspect Lancashire saying on Friday that they had launched an “fast evaluate and investigation” into allegations of offensive tweets by 5 of their gamers.
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