The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has updated its eligibility regulations and it could be good news for Jofra Archer, who will be available for selection for the national team in January.

Following a meeting at Lord's this week, the ECB announced that players wishing to play for England need only three years' residence - down from seven previously for those moving after their 18th birthday - with the changes coming into effect in the new year.

And the new criteria mean Barbados-born Archer, who moved to Sussex in 2015 and debuted for the county a year later, will become eligible from 2019.

The 23-year-old bowling all-rounder represented West Indies at youth level, but could make his bow for his adopted country on the isle of his birth, with England's tour of three Tests, five ODIs and three Twenty20s set to get under way in Barbados on January 23.

Reacting to the news on Twitter after sharing a post that reported his availability, Archer wrote: "It may or may not happen but I would love to debut in front of my family."

In addition to England's Caribbean tour, Archer will come into contention for the Cricket World Cup and the Ashes in a huge year for the national team.

Archer has starred in all formats for Sussex, while also establishing himself as a top performer on the Twenty20 circuit, featuring for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.

West Indies will be without captain Jason Holder for their upcoming tour of Bangladesh due to a shoulder injury.

Holder featured in the five-match one-day series in India but has suffered "a partial thickness tear of the subscapularis tendon in his shoulder," according to a West Indies Cricket Board statement.

While the skipper undergoes physiotherapy and rehabilitation in Barbados, Kraigg Brathwaite will lead the side for two Tests, three ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals against Bangladesh.

"I am definitely disappointed not being able to make the tour to Bangladesh," Holder told the Barbados Cricket Association website.

"But based on the advice from the medical team, we felt this was the best course of action to deal with the ongoing issues I have been having with my shoulder and prevent further damage.

"I've been having issues with my shoulder since the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March. Since then I have been trying to manage it and the pain levels, but it has got to a point now where I've got to take time to correct it so that going forward I have no further issues.

"Obviously I am disappointed to miss the tour but I know the boys are capable of beating Bangladesh."

All-rounder Raymon Reifer takes Holder's place in the touring party in the only change from the group that travelled to India.

Chittagong and Mirpur host the two Test matches, with the latter venue sharing the limited-overs fixtures with Sylhet.
 

West Indies squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Shermon Lewis, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican.

India wrapped up victory in their ODI series against West Indies with a comfortable nine-wicket win in the fifth and final match on Thursday.

Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will return for the final three matches of India's ODI series with West Indies as the hosts look to wrap up victory.

Virat Kohli was unable to celebrate becoming the fastest batsman to 10,000 one-day international runs with a win as the second match between India and West Indies ended in a thrilling tie in Visakhapatnam. 

Virat Kohli became the fastest man to reach 10,000 one-day international runs on Wednesday with another exhibition of batting for India against West Indies.

Virat Kohli hailed the performance of Rohit Sharma as the pair put on a stunning 246-run stand for the second wicket in India's comprehensive ODI victory over West Indies on Sunday.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma made stunning centuries in Guwahati to give India a comprehensive eight-wicket victory in the first ODI against West Indies.

West Indies coach Stuart Law has been suspended for two upcoming one-day internationals against India after breaching the International Cricket Council's (ICC) code of conduct.

Rishabh Pant has been named in India's squad for the opening two games of the upcoming one-day series against West Indies. 

West Indies veteran Chris Gayle has "declined selection" for his team's one-day international and Twenty20 series against India, it was confirmed on Sunday. 

West Indies paceman Ronsford Beaton has been cleared to resume bowling in international cricket after remodelling his action.

Tamim Iqbal struck a century to set Bangladesh on their way to an 18-run victory over West Indies and a 2-1 ODI series triumph - their first away from home in nine years.

West Indies will be without Andre Russell for the decisive ODI with Bangladesh on Saturday due to a knee injury.

Jason Holder defended seven runs in his final over as West Indies defeated Bangladesh to level the three-game ODI series at 1-1.

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