Why did the British Sports Minister speak in favor of Olly Robinson? (PC-AFP)
Britain’s Sports Minister Oliver Dowden accused the ECB that the board has taken a more strict stand in the Ollie Robinson case. The Sports Minister asked the ECB to consider its decision.
New Delhi. It is the dream of every cricketer that he performs well in his very first test match and the world will recognize him. England fast bowler Ollie Robinson also did something similar. He took a total of 7 wickets against New Zealand at Lord’s but at the end of the match, he was suspended from international cricket by the England Cricket Board. In fact, during the Lord’s Test, some racial posts of Olly Robinson went viral on social media, which he did about 8 years ago. However, his old post was investigated by the ECB and he was dropped from the England cricket team. Now Britain’s Sports Minister has also expressed his views on the matter of suspending Robinson and he is seen standing with this player.
British Sports Minister Oliver Dowden has accused the ECB of taking a too harsh stance in Robinson’s case. Along with this, the Sports Minister also tweeted and wrote that when Robinson made these racial posts, he was young at that time and today he is a better and settled person.
Sports Minister with Olly Robinson
In support of Robinson, the Sports Minister tweeted, ‘Olly Robinson’s tweets were wrong. But these are decades old and written by a teenager. That teenager has become a man today and he has also apologized. The ECB has taken a very tough decision by suspending him, they should reconsider it.
British Sports Minister in support of Robinson
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Let us tell you that Robinson accepted his mistake as soon as the first day of the Lord’s Test ended, but despite this, the ECB suspended him as soon as the Test was over. Let us tell you that after the end of the match, Joe Root also said that such thoughts are not acceptable in the game.