England pacer Ollie Robinson made his Test debut in the first Test of the two-match series against New Zealand and made significant contributions with the bat and the bat. Robinson has been in the news since his debut, not because of his performance in the first Test against New Zealand, but because of the racist and obscene tweets he made at an early age. Robinson has been suspended from international cricket until the investigation is completed after the first Test. Michael Holding defends this suspension.
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However, former West Indies cricketer Robinson said there was still a chance. Robinson tweeted about racism and women in 2012 and 2013, which became the subject of discussion on social media following his recent Test debut. Following this, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) suspended them. The 27-year-old was backed by his teammates and said he had forgiven them in the matter. Holding took a sympathetic approach to the issue but also defended the ECB’s decision to suspend Robinson.
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Holding told Sky Sports, ‘It’s eight-nine years old. Can the ECB find out that even after that Robinson behaved like this, said such things, tweeted such things? ‘”He behaved like this nine years ago and has learned since then and if nothing like this has changed and his attitude in recent years, I don’t think he should be harshly punished,” he said. Holding voices against racism following the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of white police in the US last year.
He said, ‘Yes, suspend him because you want to investigate him. You cannot allow him to pursue a pending investigation of the game, as some new material may come to the fore. But this hearing should be completed soon. The second Test of the series between England and New Zealand will be played from June 10. After that, New Zealand will play the final of the ICC World Test Championships against India starting June 18. The five-match Test series will be played between India and England from August 4.