West Indies arrived in England, will stay in quarantine for 14 days


Manchester: West Indies squad comprised of 25 players has touched down here to play three-match Test series, starting from July 8 at Ageas Bowl.

According to the details, the Maroon Army reached England via Chartered plan from Antigua. The players along with team management will now spend 14 days in quarantine before getting into the ground for training.

The squad will travel to Southampton by road after spending around three weeks in Manchester.

West Indies’ skipper Jason Holder called this tour a ‘huge step’ towards reviving cricket. “This is a huge step forward in cricket and in sports in general,” said Holder. “A lot has gone into the preparations for what will be a new phase in the game,” he added.

It must be noted here that England and West Indies will play the first international contest since Australia beat New Zealand behind closed doors in a one-day international at Sydney’s SCG on 13 March.

West Indies squad: Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach.

Reserve players: Sunil Ambris, Joshua da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Keon Harding, Kyle Mayers, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Shane Moseley, Anderson Phillip, Oshane Thomas, Jomel Warrican.

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