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Ollie Robinson suspended from all international cricket after an amazing debut against New Zealand

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. As a result, Robinson is unavailable for selection for the second Test against New Zealand starting at Edgbaston on Thursday. Announcing his suspension on Sunday, the ECB confirmed that Robinson will leave the England camp immediately and return to his county, Sussex. Robinson issued an apology on Wednesday after admitting to posting “racist and sexist” comments on Twitter as a teenager. News of the tweets emerged shortly after Robinson walked onto the field at Lord’s in his Test debut earlier that day.

It was also just after England and New Zealand players had stood on the side of the field shortly before the start of the first Test in a ‘moment of unity’ with the home players wearing T-shirts that denounced various forms of discrimination. Speaking after the drawn first Test, in which Robinson took a total of seven wickets – with 4 for 75 and 3 for 26 – and scored 42 in England’s first innings, Joe Root, the England captain, said that while Robinson’s debut had been “exceptional” from an on-field performance point of view, his historical actions off-field were unacceptable.


Shikhar Dhawan will lead India in the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar appointed vice-captain, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on their website on Thursday. India and Sri Lanka will play three ODIs and three T20Is in the series. The ODIs will be played on July 13, July 16 and July 18. The T20Is will be played on July 21, 23 and 25. All matches will be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo. India will reach Sri Lanka on June 28.

The squad:

Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya

Net bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh

Shakib Al Hasan Goes Berserk At Umpire, Twice Over, In Dhaka League Match

Bangladesh cricket star Shakib Al Hasan let his frustration about umpiring decisions boil over during a Dhaka League match as he kicked and broke the stumps and got into arguments with the officials. Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is known to provide moments of brilliance with both bat and ball, on the field. However, in a match in the Dhaka League – a domestic Bangladesh T20 tournament – Shakib came up with two moments of utter madness as he lost his cool at the umpire twice in the space of two overs. Playing for Mohammedan Sporting Club against Abahani Limited, Shakib once kicked the stumps after a leg-before appeal was turned down and then an over later, protesting against the umpire calling off play due to rain, he uprooted the stumps and smashed them on the ground.

The second incident came when the umpire called off play due to rain with 5.5 overs of the innings bowled. D/L methord would have come into play had 6 overs been bowled, and Shakib was allegedly miffed by the umpire not allowing another delivery before delaying the match.

Shakib is seen animatedly rushing to the umpire before taking the stumps off the ground and throwing them on the ground in anger. In the match, being played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mohammedan Sporting scored 145/6. Shakib, their captain, top-scored with 37 off 27 deliveries. In return, Abahani were 31/3 in 5.5 overs when play was called off, needing 115 off 85 deliveries. When play resumed, D/L was used and Abahani needed to get to a target of 76 in nine overs. However, they finished with only 44/6 and Mohammedan won the match by 31 runs.

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