World Cup Champion Team and Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from all global cricket forthcoming the result of a disciplinary examination following “noteworthy” tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Sunday.
Reporting his suspension, the ECB said he won’t be available for choice for the second Test against New Zealand beginning at Edgbaston on Thursday 10 June. Robinson will leave the England camp promptly and get back to his region, the ECB said in an explanation.
Prior, England debutant Ollie Robinson has “wholeheartedly apologised ” for the “bigot and misogynist” tweets he posted more than eight years prior as a youngster. Robinson conceded that he is “embarrassed” of offering the bigoted comments as his tweets from 2012-2013 reemerged via web-based media.
“On the biggest day of my career so far, I am embarrassed by the racist and sexist tweets that I posted over eight years ago, which have today become public. I want to make it clear that I’m not racist and I’m not sexist,”said Ollie Robinson in an official statement released by ECB.
“I deeply regret my actions, and I am ashamed of making such remarks. I was thoughtless and irresponsible, and regardless of my state of mind at the time, my actions were inexcusable. Since that period, I have matured as a person and fully regret the tweets,” further added by him.
ECB CEO Tom Harrison had before emphasised that the board has a “zero-tolerance ” position to any type of separation and said they will start a full examination as a component of their disciplinary interaction.
“I do not have the words to express how disappointed I am that an England Men’s player has chosen to write tweets of this nature, however long ago that might have been,”
“Any person reading those words, particularly a woman or person of colour, would take away an image of cricket and cricketers that is completely unacceptable. We are better than this. We have a zero-tolerance stance to any form of discrimination and there are rules in place that handle conduct of this nature. We will initiate a full investigation as part of our disciplinary process,” said by Harrison.