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West Indies cricket bosses approve England tour

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CRICKET England Lions' players celebrate as West Indies' Kieron Powell trudges off in their match on May 10 2012

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ByReuters
29/05/2020 at 23:12 | Updated 30/05/2020 at 09:31

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has given its approval in principle for a test series in England, the body said on Friday.

West Indies had been scheduled to visit England for three tests in June but the tour was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is now looking at hosting the series in July.

"CWI ... received and reviewed detailed plans for players and staff to be kept in a bio-secure environment for the duration of the tour, with all matches being played 'behind closed doors'," it said in a statement on Friday.

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The CWI statement said it would seek permission from the various national governments in the Caribbean to facilitate the movement of players and support staff.

It would also use private charter planes and conduct medical screenings and COVID-19 testing for all members of the touring party.

The CWI added that it would continue to fine-tune arrangements with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), whilst they await final UK Government approval of their plans.

Britain's Sun newspaper reported on Friday the ECB had come to an agreement with government ministers for the tour to take place.

The news comes as it was also announced that the CWI will halve salaries for staff and players for up to six months as it struggles to deal with the "debilitating economic challenges" caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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