London: England fast bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from international cricket pending an investigation into discriminatory tweets made in 2012-13.
Ollie Robinson suspended from international cricket
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Sunday that Robinson will not be available for the second Test against New Zealand starting on Thursday.
Debut at Lord’s Test
Robinson made his Test debut in the first match of the series played at Lord’s. He took seven wickets in the match and scored 42 runs in England’s first innings.
Did a tweet related to racism and gender discrimination
Robinson made these tweets when he was 18 and 19 years old. These tweets were related to racism and gender discrimination. On the first day of the match, there was a discussion on social media about these tweets, after which Robinson apologized. The ECB said about this Sussex bowler, ‘Robinson will leave the England team and return to his county immediately.’