Cricket West Indies poised to discuss England tour

It could go ahead on the 8th of July

England’s Test series against the West Indies could move a significant step closer on Thursday, with a board meeting in the Caribbean set to consider plans for the tour.

Hopes are high that the three-match series, originally scheduled for June but postponed as part of the wider coronavirus shutdown, can go ahead in July behind closed doors.

The Cricket West Indies board is due to hold a teleconference to discuss the England and Wales Cricket Board’s ‘bio-security’ arrangements and other information regarding safe hosting of the matches with a view to approving the trip.

If the green light is given the next stage of preparation could begin, with squad selection, medical screenings, Covid-19 testing and travel arrangements with various islands all on the agenda. Charter flights will be required given the complexities involved in the region and the ECB is ready to foot that bill.

Published: 26/05/2020 by Radio NewsHub