Michael Vaughan has his say on Ollie Robinson suspension over his historic Tweets

Robinson impressed all on his debut, got seven wickets and scored 42 runs in the match, before being suspended from international cricket on Sunday pending an investigation in tweets which he posted eight years ago as a teenager.

Former England captain turned commentator Michael Vaughan on Ollie Robinson’s suspension said the matter is dealt with in a fair way by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). He tweeted the same on Tuesday, June 8. Vaughan wrote that banning Robinson for a lifetime is utterly ridiculous.

The 46-year-old who has represented England in 82 Tests also wrote that Robinson will play against India in the upcoming five-match Test series in England in August – September. Here is what he wrote-

“I think the ECB have dealt with the Ollie Robinson situation in a fair way .. many will disagree .. but hearing some say he should never play again is utterly ridiculous .. he will play against India & should”

A statement from the ECB said: “England and Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following historic tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013.

“He will not be available for selection for the second Test against New Zealand starting at Edgbaston on Thursday (June 10). Robinson will leave the England camp immediately and return to his county.”

Robinson started the following after Day 1 of the first Test match.
“I want to make it clear that I’m not racist and I’m not sexist. I deeply regret my actions, and I am ashamed of making such remarks.”

Oliver Dowden, the UK government’s secretary for culture, sports, digital, and media, took to Twitter to express his views. Here is what he Tweeted-

“Ollie Robinson’s tweets were offensive and wrong.
They are also a decade old and written by a teenager. The teenager is now a man and has rightly apologized. The ECB has gone over the top by suspending him and should think again.”

On Monday, Johnson’s official spokesperson said PM supports what Oliver Dowden tweeted. Former England captain David Gower also thought the penalty was harsh while Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin felt sorry for Robinson’s suspension.

Robinson impressed all on his debut, got seven wickets, and scored 42 runs in the match, before being suspended from international cricket after the first match ended in a draw on Sunday.

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