IND vs ENG: Rory Burns during the first Test match against India.© BCCI
England’s team management has not reprimanded batsman Rory Burns for a late-night tweet sent to female player Alex Hartley after the three Lions’ defeat in the third Test match against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium. A spokesperson for the ECB told ANI on Saturday, “Rory has not been reprimanded, only talked about by a member of the team management. We recognize high-profile people influencing people on social media, and Rory has Reminds them of their responsibilities. “
Hartley, who has represented England in 32 matches in all formats and tweeted on Thursday, ended the match between England and India’s men’s team.
Hartley tweeted, “England women end this Test match just before England’s women play tonight.”
The female player had used emojis as well in her tweet and the opener Burns had taken offense at her and she replied: “Very disappointing considering all the” boys “to support the women’s game Attitude. “
However, Burns deleted the tweet just 45 minutes later, however, the tweet was favored by teammates Ben Stokes and James Anderson.
Now, a spokesperson for the ECB has confirmed that Burns was indeed spoken to by management and has been asked to focus on the ongoing series.
England, who are now 2-1 down in the four-match series, are out of the race to make it to the finals of the ICC Test Test Championship. England have fallen to 64.1 percentage points in the points table, which is now headed by India with 71 percentage points. New Zealand have been assured of a place in the final with 70 per cent marks.
India need to win or draw the last Test to stay ahead of Australia, which is in third place with 69.2 percentage points.
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