Jofra Archer had been allowed to play in the third Test match of the West Indies vs England after he had breached some of the protocols.
English player Jofra Archer had been fined and dropped out of the second Test after he took an unauthorised detour in Hove to visit his home. After that, he was asked to isolate for five days in his hotel room. Upon returning two negative test results, Archer had been allowed to rejoin the team for the next Test match.
In his statement, Archer said, ‘Yes, I made a mistake in not driving to Old Trafford directly from Southampton between matches. But people make mistakes. I know what I did was an error of judgement and I have suffered the consequences of that. I accept I put the other guys at risk. I did not follow the advice and therefore apologised to my team-mates, to the West Indies team and to everyone involved in the series. But I haven't committed a crime and I want to start feeling myself again’.
Aside from that, he also shared how he had felt uneasy with the situation. He said, ‘I found I was struggling for motivation in the circumstances when it came to returning to bowling in the nets. When I walked outside of my room for the first time since being placed into self-isolation for breaking the COVID-19 protocols, I heard the cameras clicking with every single step I took’.
Gladly, he was comforted by teammate Ben Stokes by giving him some tips on how to deal with the spotlight. Now, Archer is back to prepare for their next match where the odds are -769.23 for England and +459 for the West Indies. To know more about the odds, visit Betwala.
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