Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler are in trouble after the England and Wales Cricket Board received the screenshots where the two English players can be seen mocking Indians. The tweets are just a couple of years old and came when the two were renowned cricketers.
The controversy could impact the image of their IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals respectively. A Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official recently spoke about the matter and demanded an apology from the English stars.
“KKR and RR will be in a fix as these are players earning from Indian Premier League and as late as 2017 were making fun of how Indians speak English. Now you can be dismissive of these posts but this also speaks about what their general perception about Indians is. It’s a tricky terrain but both KKR and Royals have a way out,” the senior BCCI official said as quoted by Times of India on conditions of anonymity.
“Firstly, if Shah Rukh Khan and Manoj Badale are mindful of their respective franchises’ image, a statement of apology from both Morgan and Buttler would suffice. Now with ECB not allowing them for the second phase of IPL due to their own commitments, the suspension would count for very little. You are suspending players who are not coming for the second phase. It will be mere posturing,” the official concluded.