West Indies offers to host Test series against England amid coronavirus pandemic

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The deadly Covid-19 has spread fear amongst many, and due to it, a lot of cricket series and tournaments have either been cancelled or postponed. The dark clouds are hovering over the events scheduled to take place in the upcoming 2-3 months, including the England vs West Indies Test series, which is supposed to begin on June 4.

England is affected severely by Coronavirus; in fact, the whole of Europe has become the cynosure of this deadly disease. However, amid the Covid-19 outbreak, West Indies Cricket (WCI) has placed an offer which would protect the series from being cancelled or postponed.

As per ESPNCricinfo, both WCI and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have been discussing it for the past few days. The talks of rescheduling the series have taken place. Windies board has also offered to organize a series in September this year.

“I’ve spoken to Tom Harrison a couple of times in the last few days and assured him that we will be as flexible, supportive, and helpful as possible,” CWI’s CEO Jonny Grave said as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

“To that end, yes, we have offered to host the series here in the Caribbean if that is deemed helpful. The ECB would retain all commercial and broadcast rights,” he added.

England had recently postponed their two-match Test series in Sri Lanka amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed nearly 8,000 lives so far across the world.

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