Suspended Ollie Robinson to return to action with Sussex second team

Robinson was suspended by ECB after his old 'racist' and 'sexist' tweets went viral.

Ollie Robinson was suspended by the ECB last week | Getty Images

England pacer Ollie Robinson, who had decided to take a break from cricket after his old offensive tweets led to his suspension from international cricket, is all set to return to action for Sussex's second team. 

Ollie Robinson was suspended from international cricket pending an investigation after his ‘racist’ and ‘sexist’ tweets which he posted in 2012 and 2013 went viral during his debut Test match for England at Lord’s against New Zealand. 

However, after the incident, the 27-year-old decided to take a short break from the game and missed Sussex's Vitality T20 Blast games against Gloucestershire and Hampshire Hawks last week. 

ECB to review players' social media after Ollie Robinson's racist and sexist tweets

In the latest development, the Sussex county team announced that Ollie Robinson would feature in Sussex's second team in T20 games against Hampshire, starting Tuesday (15th June). 

After Ollie Robinson’s controversial tweets other big names including Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, and James Anderson have also been dragged into the matter and the ECB has begun investigations into the matter.

(Reuters inputs) 


By Ankitjit Singh - 15 Jun, 2021

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