British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed comments from his culture and sports secretary on Monday that English cricket s ruling body went “over the top” by suspending Ollie Robinson, but just hours later it emerged a second England player had posted “historic offensive material” on social media.
Oliver Dowden on Monday urged the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to “think again” over the sanction for the 27-year-old paceman s racist and sexist tweets.
Yet before the day was out, the ECB were forced to probe another incident involving an unnamed player s past online comments.
Wisden.com discovered the tweet, publishing its contents but concealing the identity of the England cricketer, who it said was under the age of 16 at the time.
“It has been brought to our attention that an England player has posted historic offensive material on their social media account,” an ECB statement said.
“We are looking into it and will make a further comment in due course.”