Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Friday (May 29) provided green signal for its team’s upcoming tour of the United Kingdom, where the Caribbean boys will lock horns with the hosts in a three-match Test series. Earlier, the series had been scheduled in June but later it was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic and now the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is looking to host the matches in July.
“CWI … received and reviewed detailed plans for players and staff to be kept in a bio-secure environment for the duration of the tour, with all matches being played ‘behind closed doors’,” the board said in a statement on Friday.
The CWI statement also mentioned that it would seek permission from the various national governments in the Caribbean to facilitate the movement of players and support staffs. It would also use private charter planes and conduct medical screenings and COVID-19 testing for all members in the contingent.
The CWI added that it would continue to fine-tune arrangements with the ECB, whilst they await final approval of their plan from the UK Government. Meanwhile, UK’s Sun newspaper reported on Friday that the ECB had come to an agreement with the government authorities for the series to take place.