Cricket West Indies (CWI) directors on Thursday night agreed in principle to allow the West Indies team to tour England for a three-match Test series, pending the UK Government's approval and also some finer details to be worked out with the England Cricket Board (ECB). This according to CEO of CWI Johnny Grave on Friday.
Speaking to Guardian Media Sports, he said: "We have gotten approval from the board of directors in principle about the tour pending some final details to be worked out with the England Cricket Board and UK Government approval for the tour to take place.
"Once we have everything in place then we will signal to our chief selector Roger Harper to go ahead and select the team for England."
A squad of 25 players will leave these shores for England, as a request for 26 players might not be sent by CWI according to Graves.
The series will take place over six weeks with the team expected to touch down in England on June 9.
According to Grave, there is still a lot to work out before the tour comes off.
"We have to work out with security agencies on how we are going to get the players from the different islands for the final journey to England. We have a lot to do and we will be trying to see how best we can get everything in place quickly so that it comes off."
The West Indies players selected in a squad of 30 have been training in their respective countries and earlier this week Joshua Da Silva and Anderson Phillip, new kids on the block, have been training at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Balmain, Couva.
With the series now likely to come off there have been some concerns with some of the players in terms of the situation with COVID-19 and what it brings with it.
Grave said: "There is some nervousness amongst some of the players on the squad and understandably so. Some may want to know if they are injured if they will be able to come home before the end of the tour. We will have more than ample in terms of medical care whilst there, so if a player is injured he might be better served to stay there and getting assistance rather than coming home.
"Some have asked the question of being quarantined once they return to their respective countries and all of this we cannot really answer at this point in time. We have told them that they must be prepared to be quarantined if they are to return home to their respective countries because we don't know what the arrangements will be in certain countries.
"However, coming from a bio-secure environment and being tested about six times may well work for them when they have to return home in terms of not being quarantined. At this point, we cannot give a definite answer but we are trying as best as we can to ensure we work out as much as possible to make the tour as comfortable as possible for our players."