After testing negative for coronavirus, Jofra Archer cleared to play final Test vs West Indies.
Ofra Archer joined England's squad ahead of 3rd and final Test on Tuesday after his second coronavirus check returned negative, the England and Wales Cricket Board said. Archer was only allowed out for strictly monitored solo exercise practice, and later fined at a disciplinary hearing for about 15,000 pounds ($19,000). Archer is available for play at Emirates Old Trafford in the third and final Test on Friday. Archer had been fined an undisclosed amount and received an official written warning for the England cricket officials breaking the quarantine protocols in place. While returning to his apartment in Brighton after the series opener in Southampton last week, Archer was axed from England's squad for the 2nd Test for violating Covid-19 protocols. Archer had to lock himself in his room at the hotel on site of the England squad at Old Trafford for five days. With the England vs West Indies series tied at 1-1 thanks to the heroics of Ben Stokes, the availability of Jofra Archer is likely to improve the options for England to take the game to their opponents. When it came to picking, Joe Root maintained Archer's error of judgment would not be kept against him. It was disappointing from our side of things but as far as I'm concerned he (Archer) has been through a disciplinary meeting, he's very aware of the consequences of his acts and very remorseful, "Root said. "We have been there for him as a side and as friends. He is aware that he made a big error, but after the disciplinary has gone through it is time for us to look at his availability.