The West Indies cricket team left Antigua for a three-test tour of England with the entire touring party based in the Caribbean having returned negative tests to COVID-19.
Two planes collected players from various islands in the West Indies and they joined a private charter which is due to arrive in Manchester.
WI Cricket said in a statement that on arrival at Old Trafford in Manchester, the entire touring party will be quarantined and tested again for COVID-19 as they begin the seven-week tour where they will live, train and play in a “bio-secure” environment.
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Earlier England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announces the schedule of the three-match Test series against West Indies (WI).
Ageas Bowl will host the first Test between England and West Indies with Emirates Old Trafford set to stage the second and third Test of the series.
Edgbaston selected as a contingency and training venue. Read below to find the fill schedule of the matches.
England vs WI , Test series – Full schedule
1st Test v West Indies: 8-12 July at Ageas Bowl
2nd Test v West Indies: 16-20 July at Emirates Old Trafford
3rd Test v West Indies: 24-28 July at Emirates Old Trafford
No domestic cricket will played in Britain before Aug. 1 at the earliest because of the coronavirus outbreak.
ECB director of events Steve Elworthy said: “We are in daily dialogue with government and our medical team. These are our proposed dates and they remain subject to government approval.”
The ECB remains hopeful of more international cricket staged later in the summer.