CWI confirms West Indies tour of Bangladesh

Cricket West Indies President, Ricky Skerritt.
Cricket West Indies

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has given the green light for the West Indies men’s tour of Bangladesh next month, their third series amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.

This follows a report by a CWI inspection team, which traveled to the Asian country last month to conduct a review of the facilities and health protocols.

In the draft itinerary released last week, West Indies will face the hosts in two Tests, which will be preceded by three One-Day Internationals.

The tour runs from Jan. 18 to Feb. 15 with the Caribbean side arriving on Jan. 10.

Three Tests were originally scheduled but CWI President, Ricky Skerritt, hinted last month in an interview that one match could be dropped.

The tour takes place as Bangladesh inches towards the half-million mark in COVID-19 infections, with still over 600,000 active cases. There have been 700,000 deaths.

CWI said in a release: “The Board of Directors of Cricket West Indies has approved in principle the tour of Bangladesh, subject to the finalization of the medical and logistical details within the tour Memorandum of Understanding.”

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