England's Robinson suspended for tweets

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England fast bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from international cricket pending an investigation into tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013 that used racist and sexist terms.

The posts came to light earlier this week when he made his test debut against New Zealand.

Robinson, 27, was the pick of England's bowlers in the drawn Test with seven wickets in the match and had released a statement on Wednesday apologising for his "thoughtless and irresponsible" tweets.

"England and Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following historic tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013," the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement on Sunday.

"He will not be available for selection for the second Test against New Zealand starting at Edgbaston on Thursday 10 June. Robinson will leave the England camp immediately and return to his county."

Earlier in his post match comments on Sunday, Joe Root said more had to be done to educate players "about how to behave in society".

"Ollie's learned a hard lesson. It's unacceptable what he's done," Root said.

"He's fronted up to the dressing room and the world.

"We've started doing a lot of good work as a team and we'll continue to do that. We want to make the game as inclusive and diverse as we possibly can and we'll continue to keep looking at finding ways to make that possible."