Barbados-born all-rounder Jofra Archer will likely be eligible to play for England at subsequent yr’s Cricket Global Cup following a rule alternate introduced on Thursday.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) stated in a foreign country avid gamers would, from Jan. 1, turn into eligible to play for England after dwelling within the nation for 3 years reasonably than a prior seven.
Archer wouldn’t have been in a position to play for England till 2022 below the present regulations.
The 23-year-old Sussex participant, who has a British father and passport, featured for West Indies at under-19 stage and arrived in Britain in 2015.
The Rajasthan Royals paid 72 million Indian rupees ($1.03 million) for him after a fierce bidding warfare in remaining January’s Indian Premier League Twenty20 public sale.
Archer is also to be had for England’s Caribbean excursion that runs from January to March, and comprises suits in Barbados, even though different T20 contractual responsibilities might make that tough.
“It should or won’t occur however I would like to debut in entrance of my circle of relatives,” he stated on Twitter on Thursday.
The ECB stated the alternate introduced the frame nearer to the World Cricket Council (ICC) regulations.