International cricket is going to start soon as England Cricket Board (ECB) has given approval for hosting West Indies for 3 match test series in July.
England’s three-match Test series against West Indies is going to start from 8th July. This series was going to be played earlier between 4-29 June. But due to the worldwide coronavirus epidemic, this series was postponed.
On Tuesday, England Cricket Board has given the approval to play this series with safety measures. It has been decided that all three matches are going to be played behind the doors with no spectators. All the venues for this series are also going to be bio secured before playing matches.
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West Indies team will arrive on 9 June in England and will be initially quarantined in Old Trafford for training.
The first test match will be played at Southampton from 8th July to 12th July. After this last two test matches of the series will be played in Old Trafford only. The second test match will start on 16th July and after that, the final match will be played from 24th July to 28th July.
On this series the director of ECB, Steve Elworthy said,
“We are in daily dialogue with the government and our medical team. These are our proposed dates and they remain subject to government approval.”
|1st Test||8-12 July||Southampton|
|2nd Test||16-20 July||Old Trafford|
|3rd Test||24-28 July||Old Trafford|