Joe Root is helping reschedule the West Indies summer test series, while the Sri Lanka tour is now scheduled for January as England meets the bumper 2021 schedule
- England Cricket Board in talks with Cricket West Indies to oppose test runs
- Captain Joe Root was involved in conversations about rearranging deserted test strings
- The West Indies can now be played in July with a Sri Lanka tour for January
- Here’s how you can help people affected by Covid-19
Joe Root has been involved in talks to reschedule the English Test series amid news that the recently abandoned Sri Lanka tour is scheduled for January.
On Friday-evening, the England captain was part of an ECB entourage dealing with their Cricket West Indies counterparts on the logistics of moving the deferred series of three games from June to a slot in July.
Meanwhile, Ashley de Silva, chief executive of Sri Lanka Cricket, said on Saturday that England would return to honor their commitment to play in Galle and Colombo in the first month of next year – although the exact dates are not yet known.
Joe Root has played a role in discussions of rearranging the English test series with the West Indies
That would mean a succession of seven tests in quick succession, as England will beat India in a series of five games next January, a schedule that has yet to be completed.
“The positive ongoing discussions with the ECB and the CWI continued on Friday.
Both councils were represented, including captains, coaches, directors and the chief medical officers of the respective councils, “said an ECB spokesman to fill a shortened 2020 international season with a new itinerary.
The West Indies will now play a series of three tests in a new slot in July
“The discussions were comprehensive, including dialogue on revised schedules and COVID-19 planning for medical and biosafety.
“Meetings will take place in the coming months to achieve a result in which international cricket may return.
This is a long and detailed process and is in the early stages of planning. Government guidance will emphasize what we can do. ”