LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board has suspended contracted player Ollie Robinson from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following historic tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013.
The England and Sussex bowler will not be available for selection for the LV= Insurance second Test against New Zealand starting at Edgbaston on Thursday 10 June.
Robinson will leave the England camp immediately and return to his county.
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 which 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.