LONDON: England quick bowler Ollie Robinson apologised Wednesday after a collection of tweets of a racist and sexist nature got here to gentle throughout his Check debut in opposition to New Zealand at Lord´s.
The 27-year-old led England´s assault with 2-50 on the primary day of the two-match collection, however his efficiency was overshadowed as Twitter messages he had posted as a teen resurfaced.
The tweets, courting again to 2012, left Robinson in an particularly tough place given each groups had lined up earlier than play for a ´Second of Unity´ designed to point out their opposition to discrimination inside cricket.
“On the largest day of my profession thus far, I’m embarrassed by the racist and sexist tweets that I posted over eight years in the past, which have immediately change into public,” Robinson stated after stumps.
“I need to make it clear that I´m not racist and I´m not sexist.”
“I deeply remorse my actions, and I’m ashamed of constructing such remarks.”
England and Wales Cricket Board chief govt Tom Harrison added Robinson would now face a disciplinary course of.
“Any individual studying these phrases, notably a girl or individual of color, would take away a picture of cricket and cricketers that’s fully unacceptable,” stated Harrison.
“Now we have a zero-tolerance stance to any type of discrimination and there are guidelines in place that deal with conduct of this nature.”