Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl to host England v West Indies Test next month
The West Indies team, which agreed in principle to take part in the series last week, is scheduled to travel to England on June 9, and will be based at Old Trafford for quarantine and training.
ECB director of events Steve Elworthy said: ‘Our main objective is to deliver a safe environment for all stakeholders including players, match officials, operational staff, essential venue staff, broadcasters and media.
‘We would like to thank Cricket West Indies for their co-operation and dedication in making this tour a reality, and we all look forward to the prospect of cricket returning in the coming weeks.’
The series had originally been scheduled to take place this month but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus crisis.
However the government's recent relaxation of lockdown rules is set to enable the first international series since the start of the pandemic.
Venues must adhere to a series of strict guidelines, including the provision of designated isolation areas for anyone presenting symptoms, and medical screening and testing sites.