Published: June 16, 2020 10:15:25 pm
West Indies Test skipper Jason Holder on Tuesday mentioned his workforce will deal with Barbados-born speedster Jofra Archer as just another English cricketer when the opening Test begins in Southampton on July 8.
Archer gained eligibility to signify England in 2018. He had performed for West Indies U-19 aspect in 2014.
West Indies pacer Kemar Roach had on Sunday sounded a warning to Archer, saying there can be “no friendships” with him in the course of the collection.
Echoing comparable voice, Holder mentioned friendship with Archer will take a again seat when the three-match collection begins.
“Archer is English now. I think Kemar Roach had an interview yesterday and he spoke about the same thing,” Holder mentioned on the present Good Morning Britain.
“You know we are friends off the field but when we cross that line you just see him as another Englishman. I am sure even he must be looking to knock our heads off.”
Archer has emerged as a match winner ever since he began enjoying for England, having performed a pivotal position in serving to his workforce win their maiden World Cup final 12 months.
Asked in regards to the ongoing worldwide protest towards racism following the demise of George Floyd within the USA, Holder mentioned the West Indies workforce is firmly behind the ‘Black Lives Matter’ motion .
“As a team we will show our solidarity to the movement. We had few discussions and come July 8th, we will show our support,” he mentioned.
“I’ve been following it quite closely and I’ve seen many opinion on the matter and what should be done and what can be done. It’s a perfect opportunity to effect change. One of the things that stands out is unity. We need to unite and come together as one.”
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