WINDIES CRICKET – Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel named a fourteen (14) man Test squad and list of eleven (11) reserves for the proposed Sandals Tour of England 2020. The West Indies will defend the Wisden Trophy in three back-to-back Test matches to be played behind closed doors, starting on July 8.
The touring party, who will all be tested for COVID-19 this week, are scheduled to fly to England on private charters on June 8. Plans for the tour have been and will continue to be developed to ensure they comply with all UK Government rules and guidance.
The West Indies squad will live, train and play in a “bio-secure” environment during the seven weeks of the tour, as part of the comprehensive medical and operations plans to ensure player and staff safety. The bio-secure protocols will restrict movement in and out of the venues, so the selection panel has also named a list of reserve players who will travel to train and help prepare the Test squad and ensure replacements are available in case of any injury.
Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, and Keemo Paul all declined the invitation to travel to England for the tour, and CWI fully respects their decision to choose to do so. As previously stated, CWI will not hold this decision against these players when considering future selection.