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Ollie Robinson has been suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation into the historic racist and sexist tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013.

The England bowler will not be available for selection for the second test against New Zealand from Edgbaston on Thursday.

He will now immediately leave the team camp and return to his county of Sussex.

The quick pitcher said he was “embarrassed” and “ashamed” as he apologized “wholeheartedly” for the social media messages he sent in his late teens, which were discovered last Wednesday while making his test debut.

Robinson, now 27, was the England bowlers’ choice against New Zealand as he won seven wickets in the first draw of the two-test series, while he also scored 42 points at Lord’s.

Ahead of the opening match of the first English Summer Test, England and New Zealand shared a “moment of unity” – with hosts wearing T-shirts designed to fight discrimination of all kinds.

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Captain Joe Root said of the messages: “It is not acceptable in our game”

Speaking of Robinson after England were keen to shoot the first test, captain Joe Root said: “Performance wise, on the pitch he has made an outstanding debut.

“As far as what happened off the pitch, it’s not acceptable in our game – we all know that.

“He has faced a wide range of emotions over the past week and he has to learn some hard lessons.

“He went to the locker room and to the media, right away, he objected to it. He showed a lot of remorse from that point on.”

Root added, “For us as a sport, we must continue to seek to improve, educate and learn as much as possible and make the game as inclusive and diverse as possible. This team is committed to it. do and hopefully time we can make a real difference.

“We have…

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This notice was published: 2021-06-06 21:51:00

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