CWI Chief Executive Johnny Grave describes “best-case scenario” for the tour of England

by April 11th, 2020

Cricket West Indies Chief Executive, Johnny Grave, has described a “best-case scenario” for the test tour of England which would see the regional side playing in July instead of June, having a single warm-up match before the start of the series and playing back-to-back tests.

The June 4-25 three-test series is currently in doubt following the outbreak of the coronavirus, which has halted all international cricket and caused severe disruption across the global sporting calendar.

Only recently, the England and wales cricket board pushed the start of its domestic and international itinerary back to the end of May, further complicating the staging of the series against West Indies.

Grave acknowledged there would need to be major adjustments if the series was to go ahead as planned.

West Indies are already down to host New Zealand in three Twenty/20 internationals and three one-day internationals from July 8-19, meaning that series would also have to be shifted.

Also, the Caribbean side is scheduled to welcome South Africa for two test matches and five T20 internationals from July 15 to august 16, meaning that any amendments to the England itinerary would continue to spark a ripple effect.

Grave said (CWI) would hold discussions with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) following Easter in order to get a clearer picture of the options available.


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