England fast bowler Ollie Robinson was selected to resume his cricket career immediately, despite the ECB’s Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) being banned for eight matches due to historical racist tweets.
Five matches of the ban are suspended for two years and for the remaining three matches the suspension of the ECB was enforced for the second Test against New Zealand as well as two T20 explosions, which Robinson opted for, were considered. He was also fined £ 3,200.
The 27-year-old pacemaker admitted to violating ECB directives 3.3 and 3.4 in connection with a number of offensive tweets posted between 2012 and 2014 when he was between 18 and 20 years old. Screenshots of these tweets hit the internet on June 2nd. – the day Robinson made his Test debut.
“I fully accept the CDC’s decision,” says Robinson as he speaks to the BBC.
‘Like I said before, I’m incredibly embarrassed and ashamed of the tweets I posted years ago and unconditionally apologize for their content.
‘I’m very sorry for the hurt I caused to anyone who read the tweets, and especially to the people for whom the messages offended. It was the hardest time in my professional career for my family and myself.
‘While I want to move on, I want to use my experience to help others in the future by working with the PCA [player’s body the Professional Cricketers’ Association]. ”
The development means that Robinson will now be available in the Test series against India from 4 August.
Here’s how Twitter responded:
Best suspension ever. Will not miss any match. But it’s ok. He does not deserve harsh punishment. You can not tweet him so strongly for 8/10 years ago. Looking forward to seeing how he plays after this.
– Nasreen🧕🇧🇩 (@ NA__SR__EEN3) 3 July 2021
How was it suspended if he had already carried it out?
– Irfan N (@Irfan__N) 3 July 2021
Never be suspended in the first place. He was a teenager when he made these remarks. He turned his life around and is now a decent boy
– Mat Leslie (@ MatLeslie1) 3 July 2021
Pathetic. Duel standards.
– noddy (@noddysab) 3 July 2021
What will they investigate. !!! For the sake of the divine interest, people are now insulting everything and anything on social media …
For something he tweeted 11 years back !!!
Suspension, I can understand .. What the hell are you going to investigate and do …..
So now you will banish him for life?
– Adarsh (Be_Aashu) 3 July 2021
Dear couples, if you are planning to have children and want them to play representative cricket, make sure they do not have any social media accounts. A dirty diaper at the age of 2 can haunt them when they are 22 years old.
– Sridhar Joshi (brahmmajoshi) 3 July 2021