England Cricket Board (ECB) Investigating Unnamed Player For Posting Offensive Social Media Posts In The Past
ECB chief executive Tom Harrison. (Credits: Twitter)

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has proceeded to investigate a second England player for posting some derogatory things on social media from the past. Wisden reported that the England & Wales Cricket Board chose not to disclose the identity of that player since he was under 16 when he did the action. The latest episode has emerged days after the Ollie Robinson saga.

Rookie fast bowler Ollie Robinson faced harsh consequences as the ECB suspended him for the second Test against New Zealand at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. Even though the 27-year old performed incredibly well on his Test debut at the Lord’s, the board chose to punish him. After the first day’s play, when the tweets came to light, he also issued a statement, apologizing for posting racial and sexist tweets as a teenager.

England Cricket Board (ECB) Investigating Unnamed Player For Posting Offensive Social Media Posts In The Past
Ollie Robinson bowling. (Credits: Twitter)

The Robinson episode has been embarrassing not just for the fast bowler but also for the ECB as the tweets resurfaced a few hours after England cricketers shared a “moment of unity” with their New Zealand counterparts by wearing T-shirts made to showcase a collective stance against discrimination. The ECB also came under criticism for not doing a thorough background check before letting Robinson play.

We are looking into it and will make a further comment in due course: England Cricket Board

Therefore, ECB does not want to let go of the 16-year old doing it either. After announcing that a player posted some derogatory material in the past on his social media account, they claimed it will investigate on the same and make further revelations.

“It has been brought to our attention that an England player has posted historic offensive material on their social media account. We are looking into it and will make a further comment in due course,” a spokesperson of the ECB stated.

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