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England vs New Zealand: Mark Wood backs Ollie Robinson to ‘do the business’ amid racism row

England vs New Zealand: Mark Wooden backs Ollie Robinson to ‘do the enterprise’ amid racism row

Mark Wooden believes England team-mate Ollie Robinson can nonetheless “do the enterprise” within the ongoing first Check towards New Zealand at Lord’s after his fellow quick bowler grew to become engulfed in a racism row.

Robinson took two wickets for 50 runs on his Check debut as New Zealand ended Wednesday’s first day on 246-3.

However his encouraging show was overshadowed by the re-emergence of racist and sexist tweets first posted when the now 27-year-old Sussex fast was a youngster.

Robinson issued an apology after stumps for the tweets, which included use of the N-word, feedback suggesting Muslim folks have been linked to terrorism, and derogatory feedback about girls and folks of Asian heritage, insisting he was now “embarrassed” and “ashamed” by his feedback.

He now faces the prospect of a disciplinary listening to, with England and Wales Cricket Board chief government Tom Harrison insisting the governing physique had a “zero-tolerance stance to any type of discrimination”.

However Wooden, talking earlier than the beginning of Thursday’s second day at Lord’s, informed the BBC he hoped Robinson would be capable to give attention to his cricket.

“Final evening was fairly robust for him and the entire staff to listen to that information,” stated Wooden.

“However I believe he will attempt to focus on the cricket at present and get his thoughts firmly mounted on what is a vital morning for us and attempt to get again within the sport.

“Mentally if his head’s in that house I believe he can do the enterprise once more like he did yesterday.”

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Updated: June 3, 2021 — 12:04 pm

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