England fast bowler Jofra Archer has tested negative for COVID-19. The right-handed fast bowler didn’t join the team after one of his households fell ill.
“Jofra Archer has tested negative for COVID-19. He will join the England camp at Ageas Bowl later today and will be free to start training tomorrow with the rest of the group,” the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) tweeted on Thursday.
Earlier, Archer was named in the 55 member training squad for the summer. Many English payers have resumed individual training . Ben Stokes who will be leading the squad in the first Test has hit the deck, so has all- rounder Chris Woakes. Jofra Archer and his family appeared for the COVID-19 Test and the first test report was negative.
Archer has so far played 7 Tests and 14 ODIs for England and had played a significant role in England’s World cup winning campaign last year.
England will host West Indies for a three Test series which gets underway on July 8th , and conclude on 28 th July. Following that Pakistan will be touring England for a Test and ODI series which kicks off on July 30 th , with the T/20 Series.
It has been reported that as many as 10 top Pakistani Cricketers have tested COVID-19 Positive, the tour seems to be in jeopardy, however, the English and Wales Cricket Board and the Pakistan Cricket Board are putting up a brave front, and say they are confident to go ahead as per schedule.