West Indies set to send 25-man squad to England on June 8 for Test series


West Indies CEO Johnny Grave says he has been in discussions with the England and Wales Cricket Board for the previous six weeks and that Cricket West Indies is anticipating a proper provide to go forward with the tour within the coming days.

West Indies are planning to fly a 25-man squad to England round June 8. (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • West Indies are planning to fly to England round June 8 for a 3-match Test series
  • West Indies CEO mentioned he has been in discussions with the ECB board for final 6 weeks
  • The plan is to play the series on July 8, July 16 and July 24

The chief government of West Indies’ cricket staff says a plan is in place to fly a 25-man squad to England round June 8 forward of a three-test series beginning a month later in bio-secure stadiums with no spectators.

Johnny Grave says he has been in discussions with the England and Wales Cricket Board for the previous six weeks and that Cricket West Indies is anticipating a proper provide to go forward with the tour within the coming days.

Grave says in an interview with espncricinfo.com the gamers would take privately sourced checks for COVID-19 three or 4 days earlier than the departure date. They would then convene at a base in Antigua and fly out in a single plane on the identical day, earlier than being transported to their quarantine and coaching venue the place they might spend about three weeks.

He provides that the present plan is for the take a look at matches to begin July 8, July 16 and July 24. The tour was due to begin on June four however no skilled cricket might be performed in England earlier than July 1 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Grave says there’s nonetheless some apprehension amongst gamers and assist employees about leaving their households for seven weeks, travelling to Britain and enjoying in bio-secure venues, however that no participant has mentioned formally he doesn’t need to tour.

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