England’s Ollie Robinson suspended from International cricket over racist tweet

England’s Ollie Robinson suspended from International cricket over racist tweet
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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirm on Sunday that Ollie Robinson will miss next week’s second Test against New Zealand at Edgbaston.

After being suspend from all international cricket pending an inquiry over racist and sexist Tweet. Sussex is quite swift.

Robinson made a strong on-field debut for England in the drew first Test at Lord’s on Sunday.

However, his achievements with the bat and ball were overshadow by the re-emergence of racist and sexist social media posts sent by the 27-year-old as a teenager in 2012 and 2013.

ECB’s Statement

“England and Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspend from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following historic tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013,” said an ECB statement.

“He will not be available for selection for the LV= Insurance second Test against New Zealand starting at Edgbaston on Thursday 10 June.”

“Robinson will leave the England camp immediately and return to his county,” it added.

At Lord’s, the paceman led England’s attack with 4-75 in the first innings and 3-26 in the second. He also added a useful 42 runs with the bat.

However, after stumps on Wednesday, his first day in Test cricket, he issued an unreserved apology for tweets.

It include statements linking Muslims to terrorism and insulting statements about women and people of Asian ancestry.

Both sides lined up before play on Wednesday for a ‘Moment of Unity’ to highlight their opposition to prejudice. With England donning T-shirts that read ‘Cricket is a game for everyone.’

Robinson said he was “embarrassed” and “ashamed” by the posts in a statement released after the game on Wednesday.

“I want to make it clear that I’m not racist and I’m not sexist,” he added.

“I couldn’t believe them, personally,” England captain Joe Root said of the tweets after Sunday’s match but before Robinson’s punishment was reveal.

Robinson, on the other hand, had expressed “a lot of remorse” that was “quite genuine,” according to Root.

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