England cricketer Robinson suspended from national team duty over historic racist and sexist Tweets

England cricketer Robinson suspended from national team duty over historic racist and sexist Tweets

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the suspension of England and Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following historic tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013. 

The ECB statement reads in part, "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 concludes.

Robinson made his debut for England in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s which finished in a draw on Sunday. But the 27-year-old’s first day of Test cricket was overshadowed by racist and sexist Tweets that emerged from his account when he was 18 and 19.

He was informed they had resurfaced at the end of day one and, after apologising to his teammates, read out a statement that said he “deeply regrets” his actions while stating: “I want to make it clear that I’m not racist and I’m not sexist.”

 

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