LONDON – Former England captain Michael Vaughan has shared his views on the England Cricket Board (ECB)’s decision to suspend fast bowler Ollie Robinson. Robinson was suspended from international cricket by ECB on Monday over his ‘racist’ and ‘sexist’ tweets from the past which resrfaced on the occasion of his Test debut against New Zealand at the Lord’s Cricket Ground last week.
The 27-year-old had tendered an apology soon after facing the heat on social media and had admitted he regrets his actions from the past. He had been suspended by the ECB, pending an investigation into the matter. Robinson made an impressive Test debut, picking up seven wickets in the first Test against New Zealand but will not play the second Test against the Kiwis in Edgbaston.
While Vaughan insisted ECB have dealt with the situation in a fair way, he slammed those saying the fast bowler should not be allowed to play again for England. Vaughan said Robinson will play against India in the upcoming Test series and that he should be in the squad.
“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,” Vaughan wrote in a tweet.