Coronavirus: English cricketer Jofra Archer out of second test after biosecurity violation | UK News


English cricketer Jofra Archer was excluded from today’s second test against the West Indies after violating the team’s biosecurity protocols.

Both teams live, train and sleep at two “bubble” locations, the Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford, following strict health and safety procedures agreed to by the two boards due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Archer has now admitted to breaking these rules and has been immediately removed from the team environment.

Archer during a nets session on Wednesday

The launcher will now begin five days of isolation and will undergo two COVID-19[feminine[feminine tests during this period, which must return negative before the end of its self-isolation period.

The West Indies team has been informed and satisfied with the measures that have been imposed, said the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

“I am extremely sorry for what I did,” said Archer.

“I put not only myself, but the whole team and the management at risk.

“I fully accept the consequences of my actions and I sincerely apologize to everyone in the biosecurity bubble.

“It really hurts me to miss the test match, especially with the streak ready.

“I feel like I have dropped both teams, and again I’m sorry. ”

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Although it is not yet clear what Archer did to break the rules, such a violation is sure to have brought disbelief and fury at the ECB.

At one point, there was serious concern that the entire English summer program would be wiped out by COVID-19 – Director General Tom Harrison pointing out that the worst-case estimates for this scenario involved a loss of almost £ 400 million .

The West Indies’ willingness to travel and participate in the series was a huge boost and required meticulous planning.


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