Ollie Robinson to take ‘short break’ from cricket after Twitter controversy

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England tempo bowler Ollie Robinson has determined to take a brief break from cricket.

The 27-year-old missed England’s second Test in opposition to New Zealand after being suspended from all worldwide cricket pending the end result of a disciplinary investigation into historic racist and sexist tweets.

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Robinson issued an apology for the posts he despatched in 2012 and 2013, when he was in his late teenagers, which have been unearthed and shared on-line on the day he made his Test debut in opposition to the Black Caps earlier this week.

A press release from the participant’s county, Sussex, introduced: “After a difficult week, Ollie has decided to take a short break from the game to spend time with his young family.”

Confirming Robinson wouldn’t be a part of the Sussex squad for the staff’s opening two Vitality Blast fixtures in opposition to Gloucestershire and Hampshire, the assertion continued: “Player and workers welfare – together with psychological well being and wellbeing – is a precedence for the membership and, as such, Sussex Cricket absolutely helps Ollie in his determination.

“When he’s prepared to return, Ollie might be welcomed again to the membership, the place discussions with the rest of the squad over the past week have made clear that he retains the help of all his Sussex team-mates.

“We remain in close contact with Ollie from a welfare perspective and will issue further updates on his availability at the relevant times.”

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