The West Indies Cricket Board has approved a tour of England in which his team will play three Test matches in a biologically safe environment. If this series gets the approval of the UK government, then it will restore international cricket which is suspended due to the Kovid-19 epidemic.
West Indies Cricket Board announced
Cricket West Indies said in a statement, “The board in principle approved the proposed tour of West Indies to England. According to the statement, “The decision has been taken only after detailed discussion between Cricket West Indies medical and cricket related representatives and advisors with the England and Wales Cricket Board, their medical and health advisors.” ‘
The England and Wales Cricket Board have proposed two venues for the Test series starting July 8, Hampshire’s Agias Bowls and Old Trafford in Lancashire and both have hotels. All matches will be played in a closed stadium without spectators.
West Indies players started practice
Some of the players of the West Indies team have returned to exercise in small groups in view of the tour in July. The players were away from the cricket field for a long time due to the Kovid-19 lockdown. On Monday, Craig Braithwaite, She Hope, Kemar Roach, Shane Dorich, Samarth Brooks and Ramon Reifer exercised at Kensington Oval. Keeping in mind the safety, no one was allowed inside this practice session.
England players started practice
England on Friday announced a 55-player training group that excludes Alex Hales and World Cup winner Liam Plunkett. The Corona virus in England delayed the start of the domestic season and it would not begin until at least July. The team has to play full test and limited overs series against West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and Australia, for which it has also selected 14 ‘uncapped’ players in this group.
David Wiley has also been included in the squad, who lost to Joffra Archer in the ODI team before the World Cup, after which England won the World Cup for the first time last year. Three Tests against the West Indies will be played in biologically safe stadiums in a closed stadium in the absence of spectators.