Bangladesh vs West Indies: Three tests might get reduced to two

Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt has implied that the Test match series scheduled to take place between Bangladesh and West Indies early next year might have to get reduced from a 3 match series to a 2 match series due to the COVID-19 situation.

Skerritt said “There has been an option to reduce from three to two Tests but it is not finalised yet. It will be finalised within the next few days. The problem is [that] we have to look at it from all perspectives, that of Covid-19, scheduling and cost. These days, the pressures that Covid has brought to world cricket are significant in terms of revenue. We want to come to Bangladesh because we respect the relationship and the bilateral agreements that we have,”

Skerritt also mentioned that he believes Bangladesh can be a challenging tour due to the contrasting conditions between the two nations.

“There has been an option to reduce from three to two Tests but it is not finalised yet. It will be finalised within the next few days. The problem is [that] we have to look at it from all perspectives, that of Covid-19, scheduling and cost. These days, the pressures that Covid has brought to world cricket are significant in terms of revenue. We want to come to Bangladesh because we respect the relationship and the bilateral agreements that we have.”

West Indies tour Bangladesh to play three tests, three ODIs and 2 T20Is. The Test series is a part of the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship.

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