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England player Robinson banned from all international cricket

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:40 PM, 7 June 2021   Updated: 05:40 PM, 7 June 2021

Ollie Robinson; File Photo

Ollie Robinson; File Photo

Ollie Robinson, who showed a great performance in his debut match, has been banned from international cricket for making racist and misogynistic remarks almost eight years ago. He has been asked to leave the team and return to his hometown of Sussex. 

Robinson made his Test debut in the first Test of the two-match series against New Zealand. After a great performance with the ball, he also batted responsibly for the needs of the team. 7 wickets in two innings and 42 runs in 101 balls in one innings is undoubtedly proving a positive debut. But at the end of the match, instead of applause, he was reprimanded.

His tweets from April 2012 to June 2013 were an indication of Muslims’ involvement in terrorism. There were also derogatory remarks about people of Asian descent and women.

Robinson was then between 18 and 19 years old. At the time, he was playing for the second team in Leicestershire, Kent and Yorkshire.

Robinson’s remarks came on a day when both teams took a stand against all forms of discrimination in cricket, including gender discrimination, before the start of the game. 

The England team unveiled a training jersey with slogans against “racism and sexism”.

As punishment, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has banned Ollie Robinson from international cricket indefinitely. 

About his punishment, ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said in a statement, “England and Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson has been banned from all forms of international cricket. Now his tweets in 2012 and 2013 will be properly investigated and the next decision will be taken based on that report.”

Despite being banned from international cricket, Robinson can play domestic and county cricket.

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