The England team & management arrived at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Tuesday afternoon to kick start their preparation of the first Test against West Indies starting on July 8 at the Ageas Bowl. Whereas England fast bowler Jofra Archer is all set to go through a second COVID-19 test & will join England’s behind closed doors training camp on Thursday, June 25 only if he tests negative for COVID-19.
The decision of Archer to go through another test was taken as a precautionary measure after a member of his household felt unwell over the weekend.
“Jofra Archer will join England’s behind-closed-doors training camp on Thursday after a member of his household felt unwell over the weekend,” an ECB statement read.
“Archer, and members of his household, have tested negative for COVID-19. He will have a second test tomorrow (Wednesday, June 23), and if he tests negative, he will join up with the training group on Thursday,” the statement further added.
Archer is going to make a comeback after an injury lay-off said that he is fit & ready to go for the tournament. “I was sent for a scan to check if the stress fracture had healed,” Archer wrote in a column for the Daily Mail. “It was pretty much a box-ticking exercise as I have not experienced any pain and the pictures confirmed all is good.
All the cricketing activities have been suspended since Mach due to the coronavirus pandemic but the action is all set to resume in July as England & West Indies are ready to face each other in Test series.