ECB and Windies Cricket have 'positive conversations' about rescheduling test series

LONDON: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is having 'positive discussions' with its counterpart Cricket West Indies (CWI) on rescheduling their upcoming series due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The West Indies were due to arrive in the UK this month for a series of three tests, but have now been suspended due to COVID-19.

The English season is currently on hold, cricket has not been planned before July 1 and the ECB is working on contingency plans to try to fulfill its international matches once the closure restrictions are lifted.

In ongoing discussions, the Captain of England Test Joe Root and coach Chris Silverwood , participated in a video conference while the pattern Windies Test Jason Holder and coach Phil Simmons He also joined the meeting.

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Ongoing positive talks with the ECB and CIT continued on Friday. Both boards were represented, including captains, coaches, administrators and top doctors on the respective boards, ESPNcricinfo told an ECB spokesperson.

Discussions varied widely, including dialogue about COVID-19's revised schedules and medical and biosafety planning, the spokesperson added.

Both boards will hold more meetings in the coming months to obtain the desired results under the leadership of the English government.

The meetings will continue for the next few months to reach the result of when international cricket could return. This is a long and detailed process and is in the early stages of planning. The government's guidance will emphasize what we can do, the spokesman said.