According to a press report, Cricket West Indies has agreed “in principle” to play against England in a three-match Test series this summer.

The Windies players and staff, however, have been asked to take a 50% cut in pay.

At the same time, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is expected to announce a revamped summer schedule.

The three-match Test series between both teams set to start on 8 July will be their first international outing since late last year.

The matches are to be played behind closed doors in a bio-secure environment at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl and Lancashire’s Old Trafford.

The series, however, is yet to be approved by the UK government.

Additionally, the West Indies squad would have to follow a 14-day quarantine protocol before any of the matches can get underway.

“The board gave approval in principle for the proposed upcoming West Indies Test tour of England,” said a Cricket West Indies statement.

“The decision comes only after Cricket West Indies medical and cricket-related representatives and advisers have been involved in detailed discussions with the ECB, and its own medical and public health advisers.”

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