England’s fast-bowler Jofra Archer cleared to play third Test and will be available against the West Indies in next week’s series finals after being ruled out of the second Test for a breach of coronavirus protocol, announced Saturday by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Both teams have been living in “bio-secure bubble” sites at the Ageas Bowl, the venue for last week’s first Test, and Emirates Old Trafford, where the final two matches of the series are taking place.
Jofra Archer cleared to play third Test
Jofra Archer faced an axis from the ongoing second match at the Old Trafford between the two sides after breaking the bio-security rules imposed following the COVID-19 pandemic.
It emerged that after leaving Southampton, where the first Test was conducted, Archer made an unwanted visit to his home in Brighton. It exploded like a huge scandal as the 25-year-old paceman may have cost England a million pounds of losses, according to England’s men’s cricket managing director Ashley Giles.
But after a disciplinary hearing on Friday, a “undisclosed number” was fined for the Barbados-born fast. After a hearing chaired by England’s managing director Ashley Giles, Archer also received an official written notice which took into account his “impeccable record.”
Jofra Archer cleared to play
Those attending the hearing were the paceman ‘s lawyer and a representative of the Professional Cricketers’ Association.
Archer must now undergo two Covid-19 examinations, which will yield satisfactory outcomes, before the lifting of his time of self-isolation.
An ECB statement said jofra Archer cleared to play due on Tuesday to join the squad — three days before the start of the third test on Friday.
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