The English cricket system has been affected after the ECB suspended pacemaker Ollie Robinson for his racist and sexist tweets about Muslims and Asians when he was 18 years old.
The posts, in which Buttler and Morgan used the word ‘sir’ to poke fun at the Indians, began circulating on social media after the ECB suspended Robinson. The IPL will resume on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates.
“KKR and RR will be in a bind as these are winners. Indian Premier League and in 2017 they made fun of how Indians speak English, “a senior BCCI official told PTI under conditions of anonymity.
“Now you can look down on these posts, but this also speaks to what their general perception of Indians is. It’s tricky terrain, but both KKR and Royals have a way out,” he said.
According to a report, “screenshots of a message from Buttler have also been shared in which he says ‘I always reply sir, no, more like me, like you, like me’ and, separately, Morgan includes Buttler in a message that says, ‘Sir, you are my favorite hitter.’ They were reportedly joined by the head coach of KKR Brendon McCullum in this conversation.
The source, who has served as a BCCI official since the first IPL, said that an “unconditional apology” is fine, but beyond that, the Board and the franchises “should not exaggerate.”
“First of all, yes Shahrukh khan and Manoj Badale are image conscious of their respective franchises, a statement of apology from Morgan and Buttler would suffice.
“Now that the ECB does not allow them for the second phase of the IPL by their own commitments, the suspension would count very little. They are suspending players who do not come to the second phase. It will be a mere pose,” said the official. saying.
Many at BCCI feel it would be wise not to stir up a hornet’s nest, as “there may well be some YouTube videos of some players making sexist comments or embarrassing others that may now go out into the public domain.”
Suspending Morgan is also convenient for KKR, as there is very little chance that the franchise will make the top four when the remainder of the IPL is played in the United Arab Emirates between September 19 and October 15.
McCullum’s case could be more complicated
While Morgan and Buttler can avoid embarrassment by simply not showing up as dictated by Ashley Giles, England and Wales director of cricket, things are not so simple for McCullum, whose unforgettable 158 on the first day of IPL-1 had been set. the tone of the world’s most watched cricket entertainment show.
In McCullum’s case, he may have to offer an apology and it will be interesting to see if KKR management, including main owner Khan, is okay with him sitting on the bench for the remainder of the tournament.