England vs West Indies 2020: Twitter reactions on West Indies reaching England for historic Test series

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 09/06/2020

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Having boarded a chartered flight from Antigua last evening, the West Indian cricket team has reached Manchester for their historic three-match Test series against England which will resume international cricket amidst the novel COVID-19 pandemic.

Originally scheduled to commence on June 4 and end on June 29, the series will now be played between July 8 – July 28. With West Indies approving England’s proposal, it was only a matter of time before the England Cricket Board completed the formalities with getting government’s permission for conducting the series.

While the first Test will be played at Southampton, the next two will be played at Old Trafford. Both the venues will be converted into bio-secure environments to provided optimum security to the players from coronavirus.

West Indies, who will train at the Old Trafford in a bio-secure environment for three weeks, will move to Southampton on July 3.

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The 25-man West Indies squad has been accompanied by 11-member support staff. All the individual had tested negative for coronavirus in Antigua and are expected to undergo another Test in Manchester.

“As soon as they [players] get to Old Trafford they will go to a holding room in the stadium where they will be able to have breakfast and at the same time go in batches to get tested again

“And then we should get those test results by Thursday. We will be training from Thursday once we get the UK test results back,” Cricket West Indies Chief Executive Johnny Grave had told ESPNcricinfo.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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