West Indies tour of England postponed

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Cricket West Indies (CWI) have announced the postponement of the West Indies Men’s three (3) Test series against England in June, to a future date to be determined. This decision was taken based on the advice and agreement with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the CWI said.

The decision to postpone the tour came as a result of the uncertainty for the safe resumption of cricket in the United Kingdom, as well as international air travel. As a result, it was a logically mutual decision to postpone the tour to a later date until clearance is granted by the UK government, according to CWI.

The proposed window for the likely staging of this series is now July until the end of September.

“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 whist 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,” CWI said in a statement.

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