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West Indies tour to England postponed


West Indies tour to England postponed

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have agreed to postpone the three-Test series between the two senior men’s teams.

It was scheduled to take place in England in June and will now depend on clearance from the United Kingdom government, but the proposed window is from July to the end of September.

The decision to postpone the tour is based on the uncertainty surrounding the safe resumption of cricket in the United Kingdom and international air travel.

Chief Executive Officer of CWI, Johnny Grave said: “We continue to be in regular dialogue with the ECB on when and how we might be able to rearrange the Test Series. Clearly playing in June is now not possible and we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other Internationals Boards on trying to find new dates.

“We will only travel to England to play the series if our players can be assured that it is safe to do so. Our respective medical teams are beginning to discuss how this series could be played whilst guaranteeing the health and safety of our players and support team. We will be as flexible as we can without compromising the safety of our team.”

 The West Indies were scheduled to play the three-match Test series from June 4 to 8 at The Oval, June 12 to 16 at Edgbaston and June 25 to 29 at Lord’s. (PR/SAT)