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Ollie Robinson returns to England Test team for India series after ban for sexist & racist tweets as 17-man squad named

, Ollie Robinson returns to England Test team for India series after ban for sexist & racist tweets as 17-man squad named

OLLIE ROBINSON is straight back in the England squad after his racist and sexist tweets storm. 

Sussex all-rounder Robinson took seven wickets and scored 42 runs on his debut against New Zealand at Lord’s last month.

Ollie Robinson has been named in England’s 17-man squad for the first two Tests against India after serving his eight-match ban for racist and sexist tweets posted as a teenager

And he has now been named in England‘s 17-man squad for the first two Tests against India.

Robinson, 27, missed the Second Test against the Kiwis due to a probe into his offensive tweets was ongoing.

His punishment was an eight-match ban but five of the games were suspended and three applied retrospectively

The Second Test against New Zealand and two games he missed for Sussex means his ban is now over.

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He was also fined £3,200 and ordered to do some educational work with the Professional Cricketers’ Association.

Robinson was forced to read a grovelling apology on live TV.

He is said to be genuinely contrite about the social media posts he made while a teenager.

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Head coach Silverwood said: “We have selected Ollie Robinson after his seven-wicket Test debut. 

“Ollie proved he has the ability to replicate his outstanding form in the County Championship at international level.

“We will continue to work with him to develop his England career.”

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