Jofra Archer fined and given official warning for breaching England’s bio-secure protocol
England bowler Jofra Archer has been fined and handed an official warning after admitting to breaching the team’s bio-secure protocols.
Archer, 25, has been forced to self-isolate having made an unauthorised visit to his home in Hove on Monday.
He was thus withdrawn from the England squad for their second Test against the West Indies and must take two COVID-19 tests. His isolation will end if both come back negative.
A statement read: “Following a disciplinary hearing held on Friday evening, 17 July, England cricketer Jofra Archer has been fined an undisclosed amount and received an official written warning after admitting to breaching the team’s bio-secure protocols on Monday 13 July when he made an unauthorised visit to his home in Hove.
“Archer was withdrawn from England’s second Test squad against West Indies at Emirates Old Trafford and is commencing five days of isolation at the venue. He will undergo two COVID-19 tests in this period, which have to test negative before his self-isolation period is lifted. He is due to rejoin the rest of the squad on Tuesday 21 July.
“The hearing was chaired by Ashley Giles, Managing Director, England Men’s Cricket and included Archer’s agent and a representative from the Professional Cricketers’ Association.”
On Monday, Archer said: “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.”
The tourists are at 32-1 in reply to England’s score of 469-9 declared, however, rain has delayed the start of play on day three at Old Trafford.
England are currently 1-0 down in the three-match series.
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