The Boy from Barbados, born to an English Father and a Bajan Mother, Jofra archer is now a leading all-rounder for the England Cricket Team and is one of the fastest pacers in the world.
It was Sussex, that had given him the opportunity to play his first international match.
He seems to be holding a visceral attachment towards the club, he extends his contract until ’22.
He plays for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, he’s taken many wickets and has been very instrumental for the team.
Archer wasn’t selected in the initial stages of his career due to his nationality.
The ECB hadn’t allowed him to play for England initially, according to the protocol, he should have started his career from the year 2022.
As he was required to complete a seven-year residency period.
Although, he had played for West Indies Under-19’s three times in 2014, but had made it crystal clear that he would play for England once his seven-year threshold was complete.
Thankfully, the seven-year period was cut down to three years by the ECB to bring it in alignment with the rules of ICC.
It’s great to see a public personality so leveled and humbled even after accomplishing great heights. His loyalty to the club, Sussex is one such tale, that is to tell.
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