Pace Bowling Olli Robinson decided to take a short break from cricket.
The 27-year-old missed England’s second test against New Zealand after being removed from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation into historical racist and sexist tweets.
Robinson apologized for the posts he sent in 2012 and 2013, when he was in his late teens, which were taken out and shared online the day he made his test debut against Black Hats earlier this week.
A statement from the player’s county, Sussex, said: “After a difficult week, Ollie decided to take a short break from the game to spend time with her young family.”
Reaffirming that Robinson will not be part of the Sussex team for the opening of two Vitality Blast teams against Gloucestershire and Hampshire, the statement continued: “The well-being of players and staff – including mental health and well-being – is a priority for the club and as such, Sussex Cricket fully supports Ollie in his decision.
“When he is ready to return, Ollie will be greeted again at the club, where discussions with the rest of the squad last week have clearly shown that he retains the support of all his Sussex teammates.
“We remain in close contact with Ollie in terms of well-being and will issue additional updates on his availability at appropriate times.”