Cricket to back on field, ECB confirms West Indies series in July
The venue and schedule of the three-match Test series against the West Indies have been announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). According to the new schedule, the West Indies cricket team will arrive in England on June 9.
England will play three Tests in 21 days against the West Indies at home in July. The matches will be played in a closed door. That is what ECB has announced. According to the them, they are waiting for the government’s permission in this regard.
The series could not begin at the time scheduled for the coronavirus epidemic. This will be the first cricket series in the world of cricket in this coronavirus crisis.
The first Test between the two teams will be on July 8 in Southampton. The next two Tests will be on July 16 and July 24. Both matches will be in Lancashire.
However, Edgbaston has been kept as the third venue. Edgbaston will be chosen if it is not possible to run the match at the other two venues in the event of an accident. The field will also be used for additional training by July.
It is learned that both the teams will play in the series in compliance with the rules laid down by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for cricket during the coronavirus period.
The ECB has taken steps to refund those who bought tickets for the series as scheduled. The ECB contacted the ticket buyers and said they would refund them.