India vs England: Pacer Ollie Robinson cleared to play immediately despite eight-match ban | Cricket News


England pacer Ollie Robinson, who was banned from representing the nationwide facet final month after his outdated racist tweets emerged on social media, has been cleared to play cricket immediately, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Saturday (June 3).

“A Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) Panel today announced its decision in relation to two charges brought against Ollie Robinson,” the ECB mentioned in an announcement.

“Robinson had previously admitted breaching ECB Directives 3.3 and 3.4 in relation to a number of offensive tweets which were posted between 2012 and 2014, when he was aged between 18 and 20. The tweets came to light on 2 June 2021, which was also the first day of his first Test match for England,” added the assertion.

The ECB had held a listening to on June 30 and had determined that he could be suspended from taking part in eight cricket matches. Five of these will probably be suspended for 2 years.

For the opposite three video games, Robinson has already served the suspension. He was dropped from the second Test in opposition to New Zealand at Edgbaston from June 10 to 14 after which pulled himself out of two Vitality Blast T20 matches for Sussex though he was allowed to play in them.

“Following a hearing on 30 June, the Panel decided that Robinson should be suspended from playing cricket for eight matches, five of which will be suspended for two years,” the assertion added.

“As regards the three matches which are the subject of immediate suspension, the Panel has taken into account the suspension imposed by the England Team from the second LV= Insurance Men’s Test against New Zealand, together with two of the Vitality Blast T20 matches from which Robinson voluntarily withdrew himself from selection for Sussex CCC due to the impact of these proceedings,” it additional mentioned.

“Robinson is, therefore, free to play cricket immediately,” the assertion concluded.

Robinson had focused a number of sections of society in his tweets.


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