“Each player has to be comfortable in making the step,” West Indies caaptain Jason Holder was quoted as saying by the BBC.
West Indies skipper Jason Holder says he will not force his teammates to travel to England for a three-Test series delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cricket West Indies Chief Executive Johnny Grave had said last week that the players would not be coerced to tour the UK, which has recorded over 243,600 cases and more than 34,000 deaths.
“Each player has to be comfortable in making the step,” Holder told the BBC.
“It’s been made clear if we are to hop on a plane and go over to England to play, it must be safe ... from my perspective, I won’t be forcing anyone to go anywhere.”
The UK government has said elite sport can return in June without spectators and the England and Wales Cricket Board is looking at hosting the West Indies series in July.
Yuzvendra Chahal picked up three wickets for Kent against Nottinghamshire in the English county.
Neck protectors will be mandatory in men's and women's matches when the new season starts in early October, Cricket Australia said.
Britain’s 10 warmest years on record have all occurred this century, according to the Met Office national forecaster. Britain recorded its hottest day ever in July 2022, when temperatures exceeded 40 degrees Celsius as part of a climate change-fuelled heatwave across Europe