Ollie Robinson Suspension: The player who performed best for the hosts in the first match of the two-match Test series played in London between England and New Zealand, the same player will not get a chance in the second match. This has been confirmed by the England Cricket Board (ECB) itself. The ECB has suspended England fast bowler Ollie Robinson with immediate effect.
Olly Robinson, who took 7 wickets in the Lord’s Test against New Zealand, will not be part of the hosts in the second Test. The ECB has issued an official statement saying that Ollie Robinson has been suspended from all international cricket until the results of a disciplinary investigation following historic tweets posted in 2012 and 2013. In this way they will not be able to play international cricket till further orders.
The ECB has also confirmed that Robinson will not be available for selection for the second Test against New Zealand starting on Thursday 10 June at Edgbaston. Robinson would immediately leave the England camp and return to his county team. However, the England Cricket Board has given him an exemption that he can play county cricket. Olly Robinson has to face suspension after his first match due to some old tweets.
It is worth noting that Ollie Robinson made his international debut against New Zealand in this Test match, but due to tweets that are almost a decade old, he has got this punishment from the ECB. According to media reports, he has been suspended due to racism and sexist tweets. The ECB has a zero tolerance policy regarding this, under which he has been suspended from international cricket.