West Indies Offers To Host England Test Series In the Caribbean

Publish On: 19 Mar, 2020 10:13 AM | Updated   |   Harshita  

ANTIGUA: The England vs West Indies three-Test series could be rescheduled to September or could be played in the Caribbean Islands. The series is scheduled to start on June 4 at the England's Kia Oval. 

However, this seems highly unlikely that the officials will follow the original schedule due to the pandemic coronavirus of which Europe has now become an epicenter. 

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Reports say that England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket West Indies are holding discussions over the series In the recent days. The options include rescheduling it to September or staging it in Caribbean.

Besides, CWI has also offered England to host its three-Test series against Pakistan which is scheduled to start from July 30. 

Jonny Grave, CWI's CEO, said, "I've spoken to Tom Harrison a couple of times in the last few days. we will be as flexible, supportive and helpful as possible."

He added, "To that end, yes, we have offered to host the series here in the Caribbean if that is deemed helpful. The ECB would retain all commercial and broadcast rights."

So far, England has reported 2000 confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus. 

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England recently had postponed its two-match Test series in Sri Lanka amid the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed nearly 8,000 lives so far across the world.