I think it's hard to regulate exemptions with enough nuance to say "going home is okay if you are living alone" and so on. He knew the rules - broad as they were, right or wrong, they are allowing the ECB to put on a very well organised series -- and he should've followed them.Yes, F1 had drivers going back to Monaco in between races too.
I'm not a fan of the statement the ECB put out, Archer knew his responsibilities and should have cleared any visit with the team first but there was no detail on what he exactly did (if he lives alone for instance, what is the risk?). I can understand the playing group feeling perhaps they need to apply some discipline to ensure the rest of the team does not transgress as there will be loads of players who would love to pop home in between tests. There is no suggestion of that in the statement however.
I agree, just think the ECB could have been a bit more transparent about it all, I imagine finding out the night before the test did not help their mood.I think it's hard to regulate exemptions with enough nuance to say "going home is okay if you are living alone" and so on. He knew the rules - broad as they were, right or wrong, they are allowing the ECB to put on a very well organised series -- and he should've followed them.
If he had tested positive and infected 10 others, and it seems very easy for that to happen, he could've put the entire test match at risk.
Have no opinion on the morality on what Archer has done, as we live in a country where Cummings was let off for many many COVID-19 misdemeanours.I'm disappointed too, was looking forward to watching Archer. I don't understand how the bubble works, are Wood and Anderson no longer in it, why can't they call them up? The England selection committee has not covered themselves in glory so far this series. Also letting the England players drive themselves between bubbles seems like an oversight considering all the other lengths they have gone to get cricket on.
It's been a good knock but Christ that was an underwhelming highlight real for his 50Thank god for Nasser defending Sibley after Ebony was slagging him off for no reason, saying he’s sucking the life out of the game, what do you want him to do go after a wide one and get himself out like Root
Not much out of the middle of the bat. Does make a change having an opener who can last longer than 5 minutes, think that’s why I like him so much, been a while since we had one.It's been a good knock but Christ that was an underwhelming highlight real for his 50
Yep he's doing his job and has done it well since he's come in to the side. I'd like to see him be able to accelerate a touch now, but I'd rather our openers be obdurate and lay a platform than flashy and shite.It’s whats required from someone from the top order, not an easy scoring pitch even Root and now Stokes are going under a 50SR
True he’s in 4 times in the top 5 (6 now Sibley got his ton)Amusing to hear Athers complaining about the pace of this innings given that list.
What's he saying? Neither he nor Nas can talk, though to be fair to the latter I heard he spoke up for Sibley when Ebony was questioning the pace of the innings.Amusing to hear Athers complaining about the pace of this innings given that list.
Yep, Stokes has faced more balls here than in any other innings and has a double ton.True he’s in 4 times in the top 5 (6 now Sibley got his ton)
Been a difficult track to score on, even Stokes looks like he’s going to take 250+ deliveries to get there. Rather have my opener 50 from 150 and be not out than 40 off 50 and back in the pavilion