Ollie Robinson from England. (Action images via Reuters)
England’s fast bowler Ollie Robinson was suspended from international cricket on Sunday pending an investigation into the discriminatory tweets he posted between 2012 and 2013.
Robinson will not be available for the second Test against New Zealand starting Thursday, the England and Wales Cricket Board said.
Robinson made his test debut in the series opener at Lord’s, taking seven wickets in New Zealand’s two innings and also hitting 42 in England’s first innings.
The tweets he posted when he was 18 and 19, which were racist and sexist in nature, resurfaced on the first day of the test and Robinson was on the verge of tears when he issued an apology after the stumps.
“Robinson will leave England camp immediately and return to his county,” England said of the Sussex bowler.