A Tour of Bangladesh in January will usher in the new calendar year for West Indies. But Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt stated the security of the gamers will be of utmost great importance prior to it can acquire place.
The Tour, component of the Future Excursions Programme of the ICC, the sport’s World governing entire body, is presently scheduled to characteristic three Exams, which will depend towards the ICC Earth Exam Championship, a few 1-working day and 3 Twenty20 Internationals,
But officers from the two cricket boards are presently making an attempt to iron out satisfactory basic safety protocols that will guard the gamers from the hazard of catching the Covid-19 virus.
“We want to be sure that the protocols recognized in Bangladesh meet up with the prerequisite that we have proven so considerably in the a variety of tours we have been on,” Skerritt advised the Dhaka-dependent Maasranga Television set.
“There are circumstance reports to benchmark from. This is not likely to be the initial overseas tour. As you know, we did the initial overseas tour to England.
“Certain criteria were established, particular learnings were being obtained, and I believe once Bangladesh can satisfy these standards, I don’t believe there is heading to be any important dilemma. We just have to validate in our very own way that the scenario will be harmless for all anxious.”
Skerritt explained once the security specifications are achieved, the “best available” West Indies crew will make the journey to Bangladesh, and the Tests manufactured be reduced to two.
“There has been an alternative to lower from 3 to two Assessments, but it is not finalised yet,” Skerritt explained. “It will be finalised in the up coming few days. The problem is [that] we have to seem at it from all perspectives, that of Covid-19, scheduling and charge.”
He claimed: “These days, the pressures that Covid-19 have brought to earth cricket are significant in conditions of earnings. We want to appear to Bangladesh since we respect the romantic relationship and the bilateral agreements that we have.”
At the conclude of the thirty day period, it will be just one whole year considering the fact that Bangladesh has played an global match. The Bangladesh Cricket Board is eager to provide that state of affairs to an end and they are taking into consideration all of the solutions to make matters do the job.
“I just want to guarantee you that we will always send out the very best obtainable workforce to any tour that we undertake, such as to Bangladesh,” Skerritt claimed. “We consider a tour to Bangladesh is often a difficult tour for the reason that it is an environment that’s quite diverse to our personal circumstances. But we have often completed nicely in Bangladesh. Our gamers take pleasure in actively playing in opposition to Bangladesh.”
He claimed: “At the instant, we are quite evenly-matched, and it is generally a superior series involving West Indies and Bangladesh. We are accomplishing all the things we can to take part in excursions abroad and at house, but the Covid-19 pandemic is producing it really complicated to implement our options.”
West Indies are at the moment on the Tour of New Zealand. It is their next tour during the time period of the Covid-19 pandemic, creating the only international crew to do so.
They have been the initial intercontinental group to resume tours next a world wide lockdown since of the virus, when they frequented England this earlier June for a series of 3 Assessments.