West Indies offer to host England home series this summer in response to coronavirus pandemic

West Indies have offered to host England’s home Test series between the teams this summer in response to the coronavirus’ impact on the United Kingdom.

Joe Root’s side are due to begin a three-Test series against West Indies on home turf in June, but the global outbreak means all future cricket may have to be rescheduled.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has already recommended that all forms of recreational cricket be suspended and is expected to provide an update on domestic and international fixtures shortly, although a final decision is not likely before the weekend.

With major changes to the calendar likely, the possibility of England transferring their home series to the Caribbean – where a handful of COVID-19 cases have been reported – is on the table.