Indian Premier League giants Mumbai Indians are reportedly set to offer a multi-million-pound deal to the fast bowler Jofra Archer. Reports further state that if he is signed, the England Cricket Board will need to take permission from the five-time IPL champions before picking him for the national team. The fast bowler left the IPL earlier this week to get treatment for his elbow journey and was replaced by Chris Jordan for the rest of the season of the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Even though the player hasn’t completed his IPL stint, that simply doesn’t mean that he is out of the record-time IPL winners’ plans. A report by Dailymail.co.uk suggests that Archer is set to be offered a year-round contract by the Ambani-owned franchise.
Under the rule of contract, the England team will seek permission from Mumbai Indians if they wish to take Archer’s services in international cricket. Notably, MI has five franchises, which includes one in the WPL, in different leagues. Apart from being a part of the IPL, Archer is a part of the MI-owned team in SA20. He might represent Mumbai Indians in all four leagues if he signs the deal.
Though there isn’t any official confirmation yet, only time will tell if Archer signs the deal. He has returned home from the IPL stint due to an elbow issue. He has recovered from the elbow issue and is back in England for rehabilitation ahead of The Ashes. He was roped in by the Mumbai-based franchise for INR 8 crore in the IPL 2022 but wasn’t available for the tournament. In the 2023 edition of the cash-rich league, Archer was featured only in five matches before returning home.