Ollie Robinson has been suspended from international cricket, pending an investigation by the ECB, after the historic and offensive tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013 came to light during his England Test debut against New Zealand earlier. of this month.
Sussex and England sailor Ollie Robinson will return to action on Tuesday in a second Game XI for his county.
Ollie Robinson is set to return to cricket action with Sussex’s second XI in two T20 matches against Hampshire on Tuesday.
Sussex said last week that Robinson was taking a short break from the game after his England Test debut was overshadowed by controversy over the historical and offensive tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013. Robinson apologized ‘wholeheartedly’ for be ‘thoughtless and irresponsible’ at the time of posting the tweets.
The 27-year-old has been suspended from international cricket pending an investigation by the Cricket Board of England and Wales, but remains eligible to represent his county.
Robinson missed Sussex’s Vitality Blast T20 games against Gloucestershire and Hampshire Hawks on Friday and Saturday respectively, during a break to spend time with his family.
He could have been considered for the game in Essex on Tuesday, but has instead been named in the second team XI for the closed-door games in Hove.
Robinson’s controversial tweets came to light on the first day of England’s first test against New Zealand earlier this month. He later apologized for the offensive posts on social media, which were made when he was 18 or 19 years old.
A statement from Sussex last week read: “Ollie’s tweets were completely unacceptable, and their content is totally at odds with our stated ambition to inspire people of all backgrounds in our county to say: ‘I feel part of Sussex Cricket ‘.
“Ollie is a very different man than the one who wrote those tweets and clearly has learned a lot in the intervening years.
“As a result of his actions, Ollie has had the opportunity to represent his suspended country, is at the center of intense public and media scrutiny and faces the possibility of further disciplinary action by the ECB.”
“Sussex Cricket will not add to these significant penalties.
“The club will focus its attention on supporting Ollie in his commitment to continue educating himself in the area of equality, diversity and inclusion.”