The West Indies cricket team is likely to tour Bangladesh as their first assignment for the new year. This according to the vice-president of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Dr Kishore Shallow.
In an interview with Guardian Media Sports, the Vincentian said: "We are working out some details but there is the likelihood that the team will tour Bangladesh. The issue that has to be worked out is quarantine for our players. Once we get over that hurdle then the team will tour Bangladesh."
It was reported previously, according to the Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive officer (CEO) Nizamuddin Chowdhury, that the regional team will need to take a coronavirus test upon arrival and once they are negative for COVID-19, they will be able to start practice sessions right away.
Shallow added that the reason for the tour is for the players to get in as much cricket as they can.
He said, "As you know we don't make money when we tour but at least it's a situation where the players can get in more cricket, which is important."
Although conversations are still ongoing, it is proposed that the West Indies will meet Bangladesh in two Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs), and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20I).
The West Indies team is currently in New Zealand where their tour ends on December 15. The West Indies A team is also on tour in New Zealand and there are two matches before the international matches with the senior team begin.
A number of players in the international team will also feature in the warm-ups. The first warm-up match got offs yesterday Thursday (T&T time) with the Windies A playing New Zealand A. The second match is West Indies A against New Zealand A from November 26-29.
The first T20 International will be played between the West Indies senior team and New Zealand on November 27 at Eden Park in Auckland. The second and third T20s will be played at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on November 29 and 30.
The first Test match gets off on December 3 and the second and final Test will be played from December 11-15.