England invites Windies to replace Sri Lanka for tour
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has invited West Indies to
replace Sri Lanka in a tour of England next April and May for a test
series and one-day internationals.
The series would follow England’s visit to the West Indies from
January to April of next year and provide a final tuneup ahead of the
2009 Ashes, when holders Australia visit England starting in July.
England’s invitation, which the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said
remains under discussion, would be for the Caribbean side to play two
Test matches and three one-days. Dr. Donald Peters, Chief Executive
Officer of the WICB, said a decision would be made in the coming weeks.