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Jofra Archer made an unscheduled return to playing in a club match in Barbados at the weekend without seeking permission from England.
Archer, who was recently awarded a new two-year central-contract worth around £800,000 a year, turned out for his old school side Foundations against Lords in the first day of a three-day club match that continues next weekend.
That came as a surprise to England managing director Rob Key on Monday even though he is in Barbados and saw Archer bowl encouragingly well at an England net session ahead of the third one-day international against West Indies after his long battle with injury.
‘I didn’t know about that,’ said Key when told about Archer’s ‘comeback’ during a press conference to announce another England Test squad without their prime fast bowler. 'I'll find out.'
Archer took four wickets, one of them with left-arm spin, a reflection of the low-key nature of what was an exercise unlikely to cause any further issues with the chronic elbow problem that has