Jofra Archer will reportedly miss the second Test against England for breaching the bio-secure protocols set up by the England Cricket Board. It has been learnt that the 25-year old English cricketer breached protocols between the two bio-secure venues set up at Ageas Bowl and Old Trafford.
Archer has made a sincere apology for his actions and will now be isolating himself for five days.
“I am extremely sorry for what I have done. I have put, not only myself, but the whole team and management in danger. I fully accept the consequences of my actions, and I want to sincerely apologise to everyone in the bio-secure bubble.” Jofra Archer said.
“It deeply pains me to be missing the Test match, especially with the series poised. I feel like I have let both teams down and again I am sorry.”
As per the English and Wales Cricket instructions, Archer will now go through a 5-day isolation period and will undergo Covid-19 tests twice during this period.
“Archer will now commence five days of isolation and will undergo two Covid-19 tests in this period, which have to test negative before his self-isolation period is lifted. The West Indies team have been made aware and are satisfied with the measures that have been imposed.” ECB said.
England and West Indies will play the second Test on Thursday. West Indies are currently leading the series 1-0, having won the first Test by 4 wickets. Jofra Archer’s exclusion will make way for Stuart Broad in the side. Joe Root, who didn’t play in the first Test has also returned to the fold.