Archer cleared to rejoin England squad

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has been given the permission to rejoin England squad after he was tested COVID-19 negative twice.

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It has been a pretty hectic week for England fast bowler Jofra Archer after he put himself into trouble by breaking the bio tech protocol of the England Cricket Board (ECB). The fast bowler was asked to stay in isolation for 10 days and had to test negative twice to rejoin the squad.

ECB informed on Tuesday that Archer can finally rejoin the squad again as he tested negative twice. He can join the squad in training on Tuesday. He spent five days in isolation at Emirates Old Trafford after breaching bio-secure protocols and returning to his flat in Hove after the first Test against West Indies at the Ageas Bowl.

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However, England didn’t have to suffer in the absence of Archer as they levelled the series against West Indies on Monday courtesy of an all-round performance from Ben Stokes. Archer is available for selection for the final Test after an ECB disciplinary panel stopped short of banning him as punishment for his indiscretion last week.

The 25-year old was fined his second-Test match fee – reportedly in the region of £15,000 – and given a formal warning as to his actions in visiting home.

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