England awaiting for ‘negative’ Archer
West Indies came to England at the start of ongoing month. However, the host England cricketers gathered together only yesterday. They will set up base camp at Ageas Oval in Southampton to prepare for the Test series starting on July 8.
But young fast bowler Jofra Archer is not in that team as he has to get the certificate of ‘Coronavirus Free’ or ‘Corona Negative’.
Earlier in the week, a member of Archer’s family fell ill. He had the same symptoms as those infected with coronavirus. That’s when Archer and his family got coronavirus tested. The first test did not show the presence of corona in the body of Archer or anyone in his family. However, Archer will be able to join the team only if he is ‘negative’ again. That test will be on Wednesday (June 24).
Archer of West Indian descent has previously suffered an elbow injury. The 25-year-old fast bowler wrote in his column in the Daily Mail that he has fully recovered from it. Due to that injury, Archer could not play much in England’s last tour of South Africa. He then dropped out of the tour of Sri Lanka.
Archer had hoped to play in all three Tests against the West Indies after recovering from injury. But coronavirus put a question mark on his will. That question mark, of course, can be raised nowadays.
None of Archer’s other teammates have been affected by the coronavirus so far. Coronavirus also did not attack the West Indies camp. The coronavirus of the cricketers of both the teams are being tested at regular intervals.