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As per reports players of the England cricket team can play wearing a blue armband on their arm in the three-matches Test series against the West Indies. England players want to do so in honor of the National Health Service health workers who are at the forefront of the ongoing war against the coronavirus in the country.

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According to a report by ESPNcricinfo, the team management has not taken any final decision on this, but it is definitely being considered.

Earlier, England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Butler also auctioned his jersey worn during the World Cup. He earned 65,000 pounds from this jersey and donated this amount to the National Health Service.

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We all know that due to the Corona epidemic, cricket events are closed all over the world. Meanwhile, England and West Indies teams have decided to play Test matches. West Indies players have reached England. However, the three players in the team, Darren Bravo, Chemo Paul, and Shamron Hetmyer, have refused to come on tour citing their personal reasons.

The West Indies team will take the field under the captaincy of Jason Holder. While England has not announced their team yet for this test series.

The first Test match between the two teams will be played from 8 July to 12 July. The second Test of the series is to be played between 16-20 July at Old Trafford. And the third and final Test match will be played between 24-28 July at the same stadium.

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The West Indies team will remain in Quarantine for 21 days before taking the field for the Test series. Only after all the security-related investigations will they be able to get on the ground.