Jofra Archer is excluded from second test for bio-secure breach
Author: Stephen Jones | Thursday 16th July 2020
England cricketer Jofra Archer will not be able to take part in today's second Test against the West Indies after he broke England's bio-secure protocols. It has now been confirmed by the EGB that the fast bowler will now have to go into five days of isolation and will take two COVID-19 tests during this time, with both tests needed to be negative before he can return.
It is believed Archer travelled to his home in Hove after the first Test match finished, this was a breach of the protocols as players are meant to stay in the two bio-secure venues that have been built at the Ageas Bowl.
The West Indies team have been enlightened on the matter and are satisfied with the measures that have been brought in.
"I am extremely sorry for what I have done," said Archer.
"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."
England will no doubt miss him in the second Test today that is taking place at Old Trafford today.