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Ollie Robinson to be dropped from England squad for the second Test

June 4, 2021

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Durba

According to a report, England pacer Ollie Robinson might be dropped from the squad for the second Test against New Zealand. The 27-year-old could even miss the five-match Test series against India after the conclusion of WTC. England seamer Ollie Robinson has made a great start to his Test career. He picked up four wickets in the first innings against the Kiwis at the Lord's Cricket Ground. However, despite his brilliant performance, the player is likely to be dropped from the second match for a non-sporting reason.

As Ollie Robinson made his debut on Wednesday, his racist and sexist tweets 8 years ago have reappeared. The 27-year-old has already issued an apology after the conclusion of the first day's play. However, he will be criticized for the posts made on the micro-blogging website when he was 18 years old. According to sources, The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has investigated the matter. They have also decided to drop the player from the team for the second Test against the Black Caps. However, his exclusion from the team might not just be limited to the ongoing series.

Ollie Robinson has issued a public apology

Ollie Robinson's tweets have also brought shame to England cricket team as they have been fighting racism on social media themselves. Now, the English Cricket Board is reportedly looking to hire an external company to check the new players' social media accounts to avoid such issues in the future. Educational program on the ongoing problem is also on the board's agenda. After the tweets went viral on social media, the pacer issued a public apology. It has also been known that Robinson had also apologized to his fellow teammates in the dressing room. He regretted his actions while assuring the team that he has matured as a person.

Graham Thorpe, England's assistant coach, also praised Robinson's mindset. He stated that he saw Robinson leave the off-field chatter behind and continued his good spells. The pacer was successful in dismissing Colin de Grandhomme and Kyle Jamieson on Day 2. However, no matter what is in store for Robinson, he still has one more inning of bowling to do in the ongoing first Test against NZ. Thus, it remains to be seen if he will escape a serious sanction by the ECB for the actions made as a teenager or not.

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Durba