England expand tour of West Indies as reward for saving 2020 summer

  • England will now play three Tests and five T20Is in Carribean
  • White-ball tour in January and February with Tests in March

England’s tour of the Caribbean early next year has been expanded to three Tests and five Twenty20 internationals in return for West Indies visiting the UK last summer during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to research by YouGov, each Test in the Caribbean has an estimated economic value of around £18m for the island that plays host and the tour as a whole could be worth nearly £72m to the region through tourism and media rights.

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Friday, January 28: 1st T20 International
Sunday, January 30: 2nd T20 International
Wednesday, February 2: 3rd T20 International
Friday, February 4: 4th T20 International
Saturday, February 5: 5th T20 International

Tuesday, March 1 to Friday, March 4: warm-up match
Tuesday, March 8 to Saturday, March 12: 1st Test Match
Wednesday, March 16 to Saturday, March 20: 2nd Test Match
Thursday, March 24 to Monday, March 28: 3rd Test Match

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