West Indies team off to England for Test Series
West Indies cricket team has left for England for Sandals Tour of England 2020 after completing the initial phase of safety measure. The team has boarded in two charter planes that collected the players and staff from their home countries throughout the day.
COVID-19 tests of all the players and officials related to the tour were done and the tests were confirmed as negative for all the cases.
The Sandals Tour of England 2020 will be played behind the closed doors starting from July 8.
The tour will be the first among the top tier teams to be played after the suspension of the game in almost all the part of the world due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Other sports, along with football are back to the normal but the matches are being played behind the doors.
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) June 8, 2020
West Indies squad: Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Chemar Holder, Jason Holder (c), Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach
Reserve players: Sunil Ambris, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Keon Harding, Kyle Mayers, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Shane Moseley, Anderson Phillip, Oshane Thomas, Jomel Warrican
PROPOSED MATCH SCHEDULE:
July 8-12: 1st Test at Ageas Bowl, Southampton
July 16-20: 2nd Test at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
July 24-28: 3rd Test at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
The series will feature three back-to-back Test matches for the Wisden Trophy, starting July 8. The first Test will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton (July 8-12) with the second and third matches at Old Trafford in Manchester from July 16-20 and then July 24-28.