The West Indies Cricket team has started their training camp for the potential upcoming England tour in July. The team trained on small groups on Monday at Kensington Oval.
Along with captain Jason Holder, several team-mates took part in the initial phase of the training. The skipper was joined by Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Kemar Roach, Shane Dowrich and Shamarh Brooks – all of whom played in the last Test match against Afghanistan in India last December, as per West Indies Cricket.
The training was after the government approval for the sports in West Indies with strict protocols of social distancing, observing the guidelines as set out by the authorities and CWI’s Medical Advisory Committee and was conducted behind closed doors.
Both the cricket associations are in talks on the possible Tour which is expected to comprise of three test matches.
As per the official website of the Cricket West Indies, Johnny Grave, CEO of CWI gave an update of the discussions.
“Based on the information we have at the moment, everyone is getting increasingly confident that the tour will happen at some point this summer,” said Grave.
“Our next Board of Directors Teleconference is on May 28 and if the tour has to take place as currently planned, by the start of June, we would need to have their approval and support by then in order to get the charter flight logistics in place and select the players. It’s great news that the players are now able to begin their cricket training, having been restricted to fitness and conditioning work at home for the past few weeks, as we begin to prepare for defending the Wisden Trophy . We are in the final stages of discussions with the ECB and we expect to hear from them shortly once their bio-secure plans have UK Government and ECB Board support.”