Alongside being issued an official written warning, England’s Jofra Archer was levied with a fine for breaching the protocol of the bio-secure environment guidelines by making an unauthorised visit at home in Hove. Ashley Giles, Managing Director, England Men’s Cricket, headed the disciplinary hearing.
ECB, on their part, had to say that Jofra Archer made an unsanctioned visit at his home on Monday, when players should have straight travelled from Southampton to Manchester in their individual cars. That halt in Brighton violated the bio-secure environment protocols in place.
As an aftermath of the same, he was left out of the playing XI for the ongoing second Test match between England and West Indies at Old Trafford. Archer is currently undergoing an isolation period of five days, during which, he will have to got though two Covid-19 tests.
If the test results are negative on both occasions, only then the self-isolation will be lifted, with the pacer rejoining the side on July 21.
“I am extremely sorry for what I have done,” Archer had said. “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. 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.”
Today is Day 3 of 2nd Test between England and West Indies, which also marks a resumption of international cricket post a coronavirus pandemic break.
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