Ollie Robinson suspended from all International Cricket

Ollie Robinson
English cricketer Ollie Robinson

New Delhi: England bowler and English cricketer Ollie Robinson suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following historic tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013, according to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

The posts from 2012 and 2013 were revealed while he was making his England debut during the drawn first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s.

The 27-year-old has been dropped from the squad for the second Test, which begins on Thursday at Edgbaston.

He will leave the England camp on Sunday and return to his county Sussex.

The tweets, posted when Robinson was aged 18 and 19, came to light on Wednesday afternoon, while he was on the field.

After play, he apologised, saying he was “embarrassed” and “ashamed”.

“I am sorry, and I have certainly learned my lesson today,” he said. “I want to make it clear that I’m not racist and I’m not sexist.”

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