West Indies women plot Septem­ber visit

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport Third Test - By Tim Wig­more

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

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