IPL 2021 | Fans to be allowed in the stadiums; Foreign players unavailability not a problem for BCCI
31 May 2021
England off-spinner Dom Bess has been included in the squad as a cover for Jack Leach for the second Test against New Zealand scheduled to begin on June 10 in Birmingham.
The spinner however has deactivated his Twitter account a few hours after he was called-up.
“The reason we have added Dom is that any cover we may need has to be in here with us. If Jack was to feature, we would need back-up for him in terms of concussion replacements and things like that,” England coach Chris Silverwood told the media.
In a recent development, wisden.com has shared a racist tweet from an English player without mentioning his name. The ECB is investigating the matter according to some reports.
Earlier, fast bowler Ollie Robinson who made his Test debut against New Zealand at Lord’s in the first match was suspended after some of his racist and sexist tweets surfaced again. The tweets were pretty old.
Robinson had a pretty impressive debut game after he picked up a total of 7 wickets in two innings including the scalps of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor.
Bess, on the other hand hasn’t featured in any international fixture for England after the side toured India earlier this year.