Ollie Robinson: England bowler to take ‘quick break’ from cricket

Ollie Robinson

Ollie Robinson returned match figures of 7-101 and scored 42 in his only innings in the drawn first Test against New Zealand

England bowler Ollie Robinson will miss Sussex’s first two T20 Blast games as he takes a “short break” from cricket.

The 27-year-old seamer was suspended from international cricket on Sunday after racist and sexist tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013 were shared online.

He will miss Sussex’s matches against Gloucestershire and Hampshire on Friday and Saturday respectively.

There is currently no indication when he will play again.

“After a difficult week, Ollie has decided to take a short break from the game to spend time with his young family,” read a Sussex statement.

“We remain in close contact with Ollie from a welfare perspective and will issue further updates on his availability at the relevant times.”

Tweets posted when Robinson was aged 18 and 19 came to light on the first day of England’s drawn first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s while he was on the…