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Archer delays joining England squad after taking precautionary COVID-19 test

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ByReuters
23/06/2020 at 23:23 | Updated 23/06/2020 at 23:26

June 24 (Reuters) - Fast bowler Jofra Archer has been delayed from joining the England squad after he underwent a precautionary test for COVID-19 when a member of his household felt unwell last weekend, the England and Wales Cricket Board said.

Archer was supposed to link up with the England team, who are going into isolation head of their test series against West Indies, in Southampton on Tuesday.

"Archer, and members of his household, have tested negative for COVID-19," the ECB said. "He will have a second test tomorrow (Wednesday), and if he tests negative, he will join up with the training group on Thursday."

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