Pacer Jofra Archer’s breach of bio-secure protocols could have been a “disaster” and would have ended up costing ECB Tens of Millions of pounds, as per England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) director of cricket, Ashley Giles.
England dropped Jofra from the second test match against West Indies, after he was found breaching bio-secure protocols. Jofra went home to Brighton on Monday between the first and second test matches against West Indies.
“This could have been a disaster. The ripple effect this could have had through the whole summer could have cost us tens of millions of pounds,” Ashley Giles told British media.
“The potential knock-on effect I don’t think he could have understood. He’s a young man, young men make mistakes. He has to learn from them.” Giles added.
Archer has apologized and will be under isolation for 5 days, after which he will have 2 COVID-19 tests.
“He knows he has done that and we will support him the best we can,” said England coach Chris Silverwood.
“He’s got five days stuck in a hotel room, so we’ve got to make sure he’s alright from a well-being point of view, that we look after him,” he added.