September 17, 2021

Cricket-England’s Robinson to consider crack following storm above racist, sexist posts

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June 10 (Reuters)England paceman Ollie Robinson will acquire a short split from cricket, following historical racist and sexist Twitter posts he experienced manufactured arrived to light-weight very last week as he made his test debut, his county side Sussex stated on Thursday.

Robinson was suspended from international cricket pending an investigation soon after his Twitter posts resurfaced when he played in opposition to New Zealand at Lord’s in the 1st take a look at last week.

The 27-12 months-aged, the decide of England’s bowlers in the drawn video game, released a assertion apologising for his “thoughtless and irresponsible” tweets.

Sussex, who described the posts as “wholly unacceptable”, claimed Robinson would overlook Vitality Blast Twenty20 game titles against Gloucestershire and Hampshire Hawks on Friday and Saturday, with the participant set to expend time with his household.

“Participant and staff welfare — which include psychological overall health and wellbeing — is a priority for the club and, as such, Sussex Cricket entirely supports Ollie in his conclusion,” the workforce said in a assertion.

“When he is all set to return, Ollie will be welcomed again to the club, where by conversations with the remainder of the squad over the previous 7 days have produced distinct that he retains the support of all his Sussex staff mates.”

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) stated on Tuesday it would consider “suitable and suitable action” following offensive historical Twitter posts from other England gamers began circulating on social media.

Robinson was replaced by Olly Stone for England’s second Check versus New Zealand at Edgbaston, which commenced before on Thursday.

(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Hyderabad Editing by Hugh Lawson)

((hritika.sharma@thomsonreuters.com))

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