Sussex and England seamer Ollie Robinson has been handed an eight-match ban for historical racist and sexist tweets by a Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) Panel.

Following the hearing on Wednesday June 30, Robinson has been given an eight-match suspension, five of which will be suspended for two years, and has also been fined £3,200.

In regards to the other three matches of his suspension which are the subject of immediate suspension, the CDC has taken into the account that with Robinson being banned by the ECB from the second LV= Insurance Men’s Test against New Zealand and with him having voluntarily withdrew himself from selection for the Sharks two Vitality Blast matches, he is deemed to have served his immediate three match suspension and is therefore free to play cricket immediately. 

Robinson had previously admitted breaching ECB Directives 3.3 and 3.4 in relation to a number of offensive tweets which were posted between 2012 and 2014, when he was aged between 18 and 20.

The tweets came to light while he was making his England debut in the drawn first Test against New Zealand in June.

In response to the Panel's ruling, Robinson said: "I fully accept the CDC’s decision. As I have said previously, I am incredibly embarrassed and ashamed about the tweets I posted many years ago and apologise unreservedly for their contents.

“I am deeply sorry for the hurt I caused to anyone who read those tweets and in particular to those people to whom the messages caused offence. This has been the most difficult time in my professional career for both my family and myself.

“Whilst I want to move on, I do want to use my experience to help others in the future through working with the PCA.”