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The Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced its 14-man squad for the upcoming Test series against England from July 8. If everything goes ahead as planned, the upcoming series will mark the return of international cricket since the coronavirus pandemic broke out.
England will host the Caribbean outfit at The Ageas Bowl from July 8 before the series switches to Old Trafford for the final two games of the series, from July 16 and July 24 respectively, with the stadiums selected as bio-secure venues in large part due to their on-site hotels.
The West Indian cricket board, on Wednesday, announced a 14-man squad and an 11-man reserve squad that will also travel to the UK.
Cricket West Indies Announce The Squad For England Test Tour
Jason Holder will be leading the Windies squad for the England tour. Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul declined the invitation to travel. The squad is due to arrive in the UK on June 9. As expected, the three-match Test series will be played behind closed doors. The games will take place at The Ageas Bowl, and Old Trafford subject to UK Government clearance stated the ECB.
West Indies Squad For England Test: Jason Holder (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Sharmarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich (wk), Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymond Reifer, and Kemar Roach.
Reserves: Sunil Ambris, Joshua da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Keon Harding, Kyle Mayers, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Shane Moseley, Anderson Phillip, Oshane Thomas, Jomel Warrican.
In order to keep venues bio-secure, grounds will be split into an inner zone for players and officials and an outer area for broadcasters, media and operational staff with no-one permitted to move between the two.
England vs West Indies schedule
First Test – July 8, Ageas Bowl
Second Test – July 16, Old Trafford
Third Test – July 24, Old Trafford