West Indies women plot September visit
Cricket West Indies will hold further talks today with the England and Wales Cricket Board about the possibility of playing some women’s international fixtures this summer, following the cancellation of tours by India and South Africa because of Covid-19.
The West Indies men’s side have already toured England this summer and, with the ECB remaining hopeful that there will be some women’s international cricket played this summer, West Indies are regarded as the front-runners to tour in September.
There remain some complications regarding a tour by West Indies, notably the different travel restrictions in Caribbean nations. A number of the West Indies squad have also yet to return to training.
Johnny Grave, chief executive of Cricket West Indies, will have a call with Clare Connor, the ECB managing director of women’s cricket, to discuss if, and when, the proposed tour can go ahead.
Cricket Ireland has also expressed an interest in coming over for a women’s tour, although West Indies would be expected to pose England a greater challenge on the pitch.
Tour talks: Clare Connor will discuss whether West Indies Women can play England Women later this summer