Ollie Robinson, who was suspended by ECB over numerous offensive tweets posted between 2012 and 2014, has been found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute and breaching the anti-discriminatory code.
The tweets came to light on June 2, 2021, which was also the first day of his Test debut for England. Robinson has been banned for eight games, but with five suspended for two years, and three deemed to have already been served. He is therefore now free to play cricket with immediate effect.
He admitted to breaching ECB directives 3.3 and 3.4, having already apologised through a public statement. He was also fined £3,200.
ECB Directive 3.3 states: “No Participant may conduct themself in a manner or do any act or omission at any time which is improper or which may be prejudicial to the interests of cricket or which may bring the ECB, the game of cricket or any cricketer or group of cricketers into disrepute.”
ECB Directive 3.4 states “Each Participant is bound by and must comply with the ECB Anti-Discrimination Code.”
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