Professional cricket in England has been delayed to July 1 due to the coronavirus outbreak, with the West Indies series already postponed from its original June dates. According to a report by an English publication, travel restrictions could act as a major hindrance to the series between England and West Indies this summer.
Recent developments in light of the interaction between the ECB and CWI suggests that West Indies’ chances of touring England look increasingly bleak. As a result, the ECB is corresponding with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to discuss the possibility of extending their stay in England and converting the scheduled three-Test series into a five-match contest.
This extension is expected to fill in the vacuum created in the international calendar with the potential cancellation of the West Indies-England series. The ECB is already suffering financial losses because of the absence of cricket in the country and the postponement of the inaugural Hundred competition.