Jofra Archer fined £ 13,500 and warned by ECB after breaking England’s coronavirus protocol by returning home between test matches, but bowler will be available for selection for third test next week if it is negative for Covid-19
- Archer met with CEO Ashley Giles in which he expressed his regret
- But the bowler has always been fined and has received a written warning from the ECB
- The fine is said to be in the order of £ 13,500, equivalent to his match fees
- He can be selected for the third test next week assuming he is negative
- Archer visited his home in Hove between two tryouts on Monday
- Coronavirus protocols dictated he should have gone straight to Manchester
Jofra Archer has been fined by the ECB and has received a written warning for violating England’s coronavirus protocol, but will be available for selection for next week’s third test against the West Indies – assuming that ‘be negative for Covid-19.
Archer participated in a half-hour meeting Friday evening with general manager Ashley Giles, his agent and a representative of the Association of Professional Cricketers, in which he expressed regret for having made a detour to him at Hove on Monday after the first Ageas Bowl Test.
Because of his previous good behavior, it is understood that there was no question of removing him from the last game in the series.
Jofra Archer was fined and warned for his behavior ahead of the second test between England and the West Indies when he broke biosecurity rules on his way home.
Archer drove Ageas Bowl to his home in Hove before traveling to Manchester
Instead, he was fined the equivalent of match fees – believed to be in the range of £ 13,500 – and warned against his future conduct.
Archer must now undergo two Covid tests – one today and one Sunday. If he passes both, he can join the team bubble on Tuesday, three days before the start of the third Test in Manchester.
It has been said that Archer was in a good mood and kept in touch with other players via WhatsApp and voice notes.
But the potential ramifications of his behavior have been explained to him by Giles, and he has remembered his responsibilities as the ECB seeks to organize his biosecured summer of international cricket.
No game was possible until lunch on Day 3 of the Second Test, with England desperate for the chance to beat the series and win back the Wisden Trophy. The West Indies are 32 for one in response to 469 for nine of the declared hosts.
Archer falls in the net at Old Trafford on Tuesday ahead of second of three tests
The players drove from the Ageas Bowl near Southampton to Old Trafford in Manchester – a 227 mile journey lasting around four hours if the more direct route is taken.
The detour from the Ageas Bowl to Archer’s house in Hove added about 100 miles to the trip
Archer was efficient with the ball in the first test against the West Indies at the Ageas Bowl