Cricket Sports

Holder defends Archer

Jofra Archer’s decision to represent world cup champions England is still a contentious issue in Barbados.

Archer, who is Barbadian by birth, had played an under-19 world cup for the West Indies before moving to England.

He immediately declared his intention to play for his new country and would have met the qualification requirement by virtue of his father being from England.

Cricket analyst and commentator, Keith Holder, a guest on ‘Let’s Talk About It’ on Q100.7fm, says it is unfair to ridicule Archer for choosing to play for England.

It has also been revealed that  Archer was grieving over the death of his cousin in Barbados during his team’s success at the cricket world cup on Sunday.

24 year-old Ashantio Blackman,was shot dead outside his home in St Philip the day after England’s world cup campaign started with a win over South Africa in May.

Despite the shocking news, Archer finished as England’s leading wicket-taker with 20 wickets in 11 innings during the world cup.

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