ECB publicizes plans for England-West Indies sequence behind closed doorways

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) introduced on Tuesday, that topic to authorities approval, England will contest three matches with the Windies on the Ageas Bowl and Old Trafford.

Root’s males have been set to face the Windies in a three-Test sequence starting on Thursday with matches at The Oval, Edgbaston and Lord’s however that was not attainable as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

The England captain could also be absent for the primary Test of the re-arranged sequence on the Ageas Bowl, beginning on July 8, with the ECB exploring methods for him to depart the bio-secure bubble that can see gamers remoted from most people.

Root stated: “The begin of July is the due date, in order that complicates issues barely.

“In phrases of the bubble, and the being pregnant, it is being mentioned with the medical group. At the minute, it is nonetheless open for dialogue, how that can lastly look, I’m not precisely positive. It must come right down to authorities recommendation.”

Root confirmed he can be on the delivery even when it required him lacking the primary Test and stated of potential deputy Ben Stokes: “I believe if Ben was captain he can be incredible.

“One of his nice qualities as a frontrunner is he units the instance. He drags folks with him and will get the most effective out of the gamers round him.

“He’ll have folks eager to play for him and short-term he’d be an enormous success.”

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