The West Indian players arrived in Manchester on Tuesday to play the 3 Test match series that will be played in July. This would be a historic tour in the sport as it would resume international cricket officially since all games and tours were postponed due to Covid-19 global pandemic. The Test match series will be played in Manchester and Southampton with proper precautions to avoid the spreading of the disease. West Indian team lead by the captain Jason Holder landed in Manchester wearing face masks ahead of the test series. They left from West Indies on Monday from different islands. Two flights collected the players and then they joined in a private chartered flight to England. The test series was earlier scheduled take place in Oval and Edgbaston in June but was postponed later because of the pandemic outbreak.
All the 3 games will be played in empty stands with no spectators allowed to watch. The games will be played along a 21-day schedule with the first test starting July 8 in Southampton and Old Trafford stadium from July 16-20 and July 24-28 for the remaining two games. Considering the current situation, the council has allowed reserve players to travel with the first team that will help in the tour. Replacements will be selected from these reserve players during the Test series as cricket fans around world are waiting for the series to begin.