Archer removed from England squad after breaching protocol
Just three hours before the start of the second Test, England have removed fast bowler Jofra Archer from the squad after he breached a bio-tech protocol.
The series between England and West Indies is the only series going on in the international arena at the moment and rightly so, the players have to take safety measures prior to the game and stay careful all the time. This added extra pressure to the players and meanwhile, fast bowler Jofra Archer has already done a costly mistake, which has made him rule out of the second Test.
Archer breached team’s bio tech protocols and he will be now in isolation for five days. He also needs to undergo two COVID-19 tests. If he is tested negative on both occasions, the self-isolation period will be lifted.
The fast bowler took no time to give a statement and he apologised for letting the team down in a time when England needed him the most after suffering a defeat in the first Test.
“I am extremely sorry for what I have done. 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,” he said.
It will be a do or die Test for the hosts to stay alive in this series. England captain Joe Root is back into the side after missing the opening Test. Stuart Broad, who was dropped in the opener is likely to replace Archer.