England’s Ollie Robinson suspended from international game for tweets

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  • Bowler Robinson will miss second Test at Edgbaston
  • Joe Root criticised for not chasing New Zealand target

Ollie Robinson has been suspended from all international cricket pending an investigation into offensive tweets he published as a teenager and which resurfaced while he was starring on debut for England in their drawn first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s.

The decision means they will head to Edgbaston for the second Test without the player who most impressed in the first, while Robinson returns to Sussex to ponder what has been a uniquely dramatic week. “From a performance point of view, on the field he has had an exceptional debut,” Joe Root said of the 27-year-old.

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Written by Simon Burnton
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jun/06/joe-root-defends-englands-approach-as-first-new-zealand-test-ends-in-draw under the title “England’s Ollie Robinson suspended from international game for tweets”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.