In an extremely difficult time after Ollie Robinson’s suspension, England’s cricketers were trying to learn lessons, according to James Anderson.

After paceman Ollie Robinson was suspended over old racist and sexist tweets, England’s cricketers are attempting to learn valuable lessons, according to fast bowler James Anderson. As of this week, Robinson’s international career is on hold while the ECB conducts an investigation into social media messages that he posted from 2012 and 2013. Because of the off-field drama, attention has shifted away from the actual action on the pitch and onto the issue of a second player posting “historic offensive material” on social media and even the intervention of the prime minister.

Veteran paceman Anderson said that the players were “trying to learn” from the current predicament.

“As part of our ongoing partnership with the ECB and the PCA, we’ve realised that education is important, and we’re continuing to do so,” he stated.

According to him, everyone has been having workshops prior to this to better themselves as people. This series was to make sure that it does not happen again.

According to his sports and culture secretary, the England Cricket Board (ECB) has gone “over the top” by suspending Ben Stokes, 27, a player for the national team.

Anderson has said that Robinson has apologised for the tweets, as he would have won his record-tying 162nd cap had he been selected for the second Test versus New Zealand, which gets underway Thursday at Edgbaston.

Yes, we do make mistakes, everyone does, and as people we have to keep trying to improve and prevent mistakes like this from happening in the future.

When asked about the apology, Anderson told reporters, “He (Robinson) stood up in front of the group and apologised and you can see how sincere he was, and how upset he was.”

Personally, I appreciate the fact that as a group, we’ve recognised that he has changed a lot since then. He has matured and grown, and now the entire team is behind him.

When Anderson, 38, was asked how carefully he had evaluated his own postings, which began in 2009, he replied, “Oh, yeah. Absolutely.”

For him, it’s 10 years ago. He has certainly changed as a person. He also believes that’s the problem.

Anderson added: “It is something we’re going to have to look into. But we’ll need to educate the population if we want that to stop.

A draw was the final result of the first Test of the two-match series.

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