England and Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from all international cricket.
ECB has suspended him from international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following the historic tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013.
“England and Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following historic tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013,” the ECB said in a statement on Sunday.
Following the development, Ollie Robinson will not be available for selection for England’s second Test against New Zealand starting at Edgbaston on Thursday, June 10.
He will now leave the England camp immediately and return to his county, Sussex.
Robinson’s racist and sexist tweets emerged out as soon as he made his debut, on Day 1 of the first Test between England and New Zealand at Lord’s.
As being reported, it was also just after England and New Zealand players had stood on the side of the field shortly before the start of the first Test in a ‘moment of unity’ with the home players wearing T-shirts that denounced various forms of discrimination.
Robinson has issued an apology on Wednesday after admitting to posting “racist and sexist” comments on Twitter as a teenager.
In the drawn first Test, Robinson took a total of seven wickets – with 4 for 75 and 3 for 26 – and scored 42 in England’s first innings.