West Indies arrive in England creating history
West Indies cricketers have left Antigua to take part in a three-match Test series in England and arrived at Manchester on Tuesday. All of them have been tested for coronavirus before. The whole team has been tested negative.
This will be the first cricket series in the world of cricket in this coronavirus crisis. Which will surely be created a history as in this situation with this series international cricket will be back again after almost four months break.
The players were flown in on two planes from several islands in the West Indies on Monday. The whole team then set off for England together on a private charter.
“All the touring party based in the Caribbean completed their Covid-19 tests last week and all the results have been confirmed as negative,”
said CWI in a media release.
After the arrival in Manchester on Tuesday, the entire team will be tested again for COVID-19 before taking part in the series which will be played in a ‘bio-secure’ environment.
The first Test between England and West Indies 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. In addition, all ICC guidelines will be followed.
Venues for the Tests have been modified with hotels and other facilities. Players do not need to go out. Reserve players have been taken to the Test squad. In case of injury or illness so that alternative arrangements can be made from there.
West Indies Test squad:
Jason Holder (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer and Kemar Roach.
Sunil Ambris, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Keon Harding, Kyle Mayers, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Shane Moseley, Anderson Phillip, Oshane Thomas and Jomel Warrican.