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West Indies Test skipper Jason Holder has clearly stated that Jofra Archer does not hold any special regard in the West Indies team. He added, that they will tackle him like the rest of the English cricketers. A couple of days ago, West Indian pacer Kemar Roach asserted that Jofra Archer should not expect any friendships from Windies players.
Jofra Archer snubbed to play for England. Barbados-born Archer is eligible to play for England because his father was born there and the paceman made his debut for the team last year. His decision to reject the West Indies did not go down well, and fellow Barbadian Roach says Archer is unlikely to be given a friendly reception in the forthcoming Test series between the sides.
The West Indies team has already landed in England as they will kickstart international cricketing action after the coronavirus pandemic.
Jason Holder Clear About His Stand On Jofra Archer
“Archer is English now. I think Kemar Roach had an interview yesterday and he spoke about the same thing,” Holder said on the show 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,” Holder added.
We Will Show Our Support To End Racism: Jason Holder
Asked about the ongoing worldwide protest against racism following the death of George Floyd in the USA, Holder said the West Indies team is firmly behind the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.
“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 said.
“I’ve been following it quite closely and I’ve seen many opinions 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,” Holder added.