The Cricket West Indies (CWI) board gave an go ahead – in principle – for the West Indies’ tour of England which is likely to begin in July. The decision was taken during a teleconference meeting of the Board of Directors of Cricket West Indies which followed a detailed discussion on medical and cricket related representatives of CWI and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
“These discussions involve the local and international logistics and protocols which are already being put in place to minimise risk and optimise the health and safety of all concerned. Cricket West Indies has also 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,” according to CWI.
The further procedures will involve logistics, with the CWI’s management seeking approvals from various national governments of the Caribbean “to facilitate the movement of players and support staff, using private charter planes and conducting medical screenings and individual COVID-19 testing for all members of the touring party.”
Meanwhile, the ECB is planning to deliver “gold standards” in a bio-secure environments for resuming international crickets which is apparent to take place this summer. Having said that, the allowance from England and Wales government hasn’t been accessed yet.
The Englishmen, however, are confident of hosting the Windies in the UK on June 9 in a preparation for a 3-match Test series beginning in July.
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