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Robinson suspended for historical tweets

Ollie Robinson
Ollie Robinson

England pace bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from international cricket pending an investigation into historical racist and sexist tweets.

The posts from 2012 and 2013 were revealed while he was making his England debut during the drawn first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s.

Robinson, 27, has been dropped from the squad for the second Test, which begins on Thursday at Edgbaston. He left the England camp yesterday and returned to his county Sussex.

The tweets, posted when Robinson was aged 18 and 19, came to light on Wednesday afternoon while he was on the field.

After play, he apologised, saying he was ‘embarrassed’ and ‘ashamed’.

“I am sorry, and I have certainly learned my lesson today,” he said. “I want to make it clear that I'm not racist and I'm not sexist.”

Robinson returned match figures of seven for 101 and scored 42 in his only innings against New Zealand. (BBC)