Second England cricketer investigated over historical ‘offensive’ social media posts

A second England cricketer is being investigated over historical “offensive” social media posts. has unearthed a tweet, publishing its content but concealing the alleged England cricketer’s identity because he was under the age of 16 at the time.

A spokesman for the England and Wales Cricket Board said: “It has been brought to our attention that an England player has posted historic offensive material on their social media account.

“We are looking into it and will make a further comment in due course.”

It comes just hours after bowler Ollie Robinson was suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation into offensive posts he sent in 2012 and 2013 as a teenager.

He will not be available for selection for the second Test against New Zealand starting at Edgbaston on Thursday.

The fast bowler said he was “embarrassed” and “ashamed” as he apologised “unreservedly” for the social media messages which were unearthed last Wednesday as he made his Test debut.

However, both prime minister Boris Johnson and culture secretary Oliver Dowden described the ECB’s decision as “over the top”.

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