England face increasing expenses to salvage West Indies Test series
LONDON: England may have to charter a flight for the West Indies side in order to salvage a three-match Test series which is scheduled to take place in July, The Guardian has reported.
According to the report, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will bear the travel and accommodation expenses for around 25 players and support staff.
The side will also have to pay tour fees and individual daily expense allowances to the visiting side as well.
West Indies are expected to stay in the United Kingdom for seven weeks which includes four weeks of quarantine and training. The Test series is scheduled to begin on July 8.
Chief Executive of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Johnny Grave had said that chartered planes will be required to fly the players to England from different islands via private flights.
These flights will cost approximately £400,000.
There will be additional cost of creating biosecure conditions for the games but each Test is expected to rake in broadcast revenue of £20 million.
West Indies had earlier announced that the board will not force its player to tour the country. - AFP