Sussex and England ace Archer banned from Test after breaching Covid-19 protocols

England and Sussex bowler Jofra Archer has been excluded from the #raisethebat second Test against the West Indies starting today (July 16) at Old Trafford following a breach of the team’s bio-secure protocols.

Jofra Archer is out of the second Test / Picture: Getty
Jofra Archer is out of the second Test / Picture: Getty

Archer will now commence five days of isolation and will undergo two COVID-19 tests in this period, which have to test negative before his self-isolation period is lifted.

The West Indies team have been made aware and are satisfied with the measures that have been imposed.

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Archer's breach of the rules involved him going home - to Brighton - in between the matches at the Ageas Bowl and Old Trafford. That's a clear breach of the strict bio-secure rules England are playing under.

“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.”