England fast bowler Ollie Robinson, who took seven wickets in his debut Test, has been suspended for the second Test of his career. Mistakes on social media have weighed heavily on his on-field performance.
London, 7 June : England fast bowler Ollie Robinson, who took seven wickets in his debut Test, has been suspended for the second Test of his career. Mistakes on social media have weighed heavily on his on-field performance. Robinson tweeted offensively 8 years ago, so he’s in trouble.
Robinson has been suspended from all forms of international cricket pending a report from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disciplinary committee. So he will not play in the second Test starting in Edgbaston from Thursday. The England board has made it clear that he will leave England and return to his county team, Sussex.
Robinson apologized immediately after the first day of the Lord’s Test. ‘On the biggest day of my life, I’m ashamed of the racist and sexist tweets I made 8 years ago. I want to make it clear that I am not racist or sexist. I am sorry for what I did 8 years ago. Also, if this has hurt anyone’s feelings, I apologize. I behaved irresponsibly, without any thought. I was not old enough to understand this. I still apologize, ‘said Robinson. His apology was not enough to prevent the suspension.
Statement: Ollie Robinson suspended from all international cricket
— England and Wales Cricket Board (@ECB_cricket) June 6, 2021
England captain Joe Root said: “Robinson’s debut was special in terms of performance on the field. But his mistake off the field is unacceptable. He contributed with the bat in the first Test and also bowled well.
He can be successful in Test cricket. But considering things off the field, that’s not acceptable in our game. Everyone has an idea. “