England pacer Ollie Robinson will return to the cricket pitch to play for Sussex’s second team in the T20I against Hampshire, his county confirmed on Monday. The Sussexes said: “Mitch Clayden has been included in the Sharks squad as cover for the trip to Chelmsford. Henry Crocombe will not travel and will instead play in Sussex’s second XI T20 matches against Hampshire at The First Central County Ground. ” an official statement. “Henry will be joined by Ollie Robinson in the second team. Ollie returned to cricket last week after taking a short break,” it added.
Last week, Robinson decided to take a short break from cricket after being suspended from international cricket by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
“After a difficult week, Ollie has decided to take a short break from sport to spend time with his young family,” the Sussexes said in an official statement.
“Player and staff welfare, including mental health and well-being, is a priority for the club and as such, Sussex Cricket fully supports Ollie in his decision,” the statement said.
“When he is ready to return, Ollie will be welcomed back to the club, where discussions with the rest of the team over the past week have made it clear that he retains the support of all his Sussex teammates,” it added. .
“We remain in close touch with Oli from the welfare point of view and will issue further updates on their availability at the relevant time,” it added.
Last week, Sussex bowler Robinson was suspended from all international cricket by the ECB for the result of a disciplinary investigation following tweets posted in 2012 and 2013.
Robinson immediately left the camp in England and returned to his county.
Robinson had “unconditionally apologized” for the “racist and sexist” tweets he posted as a teen eight years ago.
Robinson also admitted that he was “ashamed” to make racist remarks as his 2012-2013 tweets resurfaced on social media.
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