CWI will continue to fine-tune the various arrangements with the European Central Bank while they await final UK Government approval of their plans for a bio-secure tour with all three Test matches being played behind closed doors.
The decision was taken during a teleconference meeting of the Board of Directors of Cricket West Indies following detailed discussions involving medical and cricket-related representatives of CWI and the England and Wales Cricket Board.More news: Father’s beheading of 14-year-old daughter stirs outrage in Iran
This includes seeking permission from governments to facilitate the movement of players and support staff, using private charter planes and conducting medical screenings and individual coronavirus testing for all members of the touring party. The ECB is ready to foot the bill for the complex travel arrangements required.
England stepped up their own preparations for the return of global cricket on Friday, with the European Central Bank naming a bumper 55-man training group to prepare not only for the West Indies, but also a planned full Pakistan tour and limited-overs matches against Australia.
Grave said: "There has been some nervousness from the players and certainly here in Antigua, you know, we're now Covid-19 free so it will be a very different perspective for our players to consider going on the tour. We hope that offering you a refund can go some way to showing our gratitude and helps put your mind at ease", he added.More news: UK Police Say Boris Aide Made 'Minor Breach' of Lockdown
"CWI's greatest asset is our people and players and everyone sharing equally in the temporary reduction, we believe is the best way for us to ensure we get through this crisis and protect our organisation and all the jobs in the system".
"This is specifically for test cricket, and we would hope that would be in place well before the test series starts in July".
England stepped up their own preparations for the return of global cricket on Friday, with the European Central Bank naming a bumper 55-man training group to prepare not only for the West Indies, but also a planned full Pakistan tour and limited-overs matches against Australia.More news: Madonna comes under fire for George Floyd's callous tribute