West Indies are in a perilous situation at the moment because they have a very crunch schedule ahead of them.
Moreover, they are already participating in the ongoing World Cup Qualifiers and now they are going to host India for a two-match Test series as well.
Furthermore, the two are clashing very badly as the qualifiers will end on the 9th of July and the Test series will start on the 12th of July.
For the Windies, qualifying for the ODI World Cup is of utmost importance at the moment and they are trying to make a slight change to the Test series.
Additionally, this clash of dates will affect many of West Indies’ all-format players such as Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, and Alzarri Joseph.
After the qualifiers, it is going to be a huge task for the Windies to travel to Dominica for the first Test.
According to sources from Cricket West Indies, they are trying their level best to resolve the logistical issue.
Also, normal international travel takes two days which will give the Windies only one day to prepare for the Test series.
Says a CWI official on the issue,
We have multiple options, but first we need to qualify for the CWC. The final of the CWCQ is meaningless, so our Test players won’t participate, but first we need to make sure we reach the final.
Talking about the qualifiers, the West Indies have done well so far in this tournament. Moreover, after the group stage, there will be a super six stage.
After the super six stage, the top two teams will qualify for the ICC ODI World Cup.
India to reach West Indies by the 1st of July
Currently, India is enjoying a month-long break after the World Test Championship final earlier this month.
They will most likely reach the Caribbean by the 1st of July and start to get acclimatized to the conditions for the Test series.
India lost the WTC final against Australia and this is their second consecutive defeat after losing to New Zealand in the first edition.
Moreover, the Test series against the Windies is their first Test assignment and also their first series for the World Test Championship cycle of 2023-25.
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