England will play 3 test match series against West Indies in July at home. The first test is scheduled on 8th July at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl. Due to Coronavirus, all the matches will be played inside the closed stadium while ensuring all the necessary precautions. All three tests match will be completed in 21 days time period, the second and third tests will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester on July 16-20 and July 24-28 respectively.
The series was expected to commence in June but it got delayed due to Coronavirus. The West Indies who agreed to participate in this series will arrive in England on 9th June and will stay in Old Trafford for a three-week period of quarantine and train.
The director of ECB events issued a press statement where he said ” We are in daily dialogue with government and our medical team. These are our proposed dates and they remain subject to government approval.”
This will be the first cricket series after Covid19. All matches had been stopped due to the Coronavirus outbreak. However, it’d take time to get things back to normal as these matches would be played without an audience and all the people who would be involved in the match have to stay put in quarantine and go through a rigorous checking process.
Last week, the ECB asked a 55-player group to return to training. It is really good news for sports lovers as they would get to see the action after three months.