Sri Lanka to go ahead with West Indies tour in spite of COVID-19 positive tests of Lahiru Thirimanne, coach Mickey Arthur
Sri Lanka Cricket had been negotiating to delay the series since 52-year-old coach Arthur and 31-year-old Thirimanne tested positive. The series which was originally due to start on Saturday.
Ravi Shastri on Sunil Gavaskar: 13 hundreds against fearsome fast bowlers of West Indies was fabulous
Gavaskar was the first batsman to score 10,000 Test runs and he struck 34 hundreds in a career spanning 16 years. He scored 10,122 runs from 125 Tests between 1971 and 1987 at an average of 51.12.
The Caribbeans will play three one-day internationals and two Tests against the home side in January and February in what would be the first series in the country since March, said the Bangladesh Cricket Board.
Kieron Pollard believed the West Indies were in control when the Black Caps reached the halfway mark at 84 for two.
Santner and Mitchell are also members of the New Zealand squad which will meet the West Indies in three Twenty20 internationals starting Friday.
While Bangladesh is yet to play any international cricket since March, West Indies were one of the first to resume post the COVID-19 break when it toured England in July.
The health department said it would provide evidence to Cricket West Indies and leave the governing body to determine if any disciplinary action was needed against individual players.
New Zealand vs West Indies: Touring Windies clear second COVID-19 test, to undergo final test next week
The Caribbean team arrived in New Zealand six days ago for the T20I and Test series, starting with the opening T20 in Auckland on 27 November, followed by the second and third game in Mount Maunganui on November 29 and 30.
New Zealand vs West Indies: Visitors begin two-week quarantine in Christchurch ahead of T20I, Test series
All squad members, apart from the players participating in the ongoing Indian Premier League in the UAE, assembled in Barbados on Tuesday. Test skipper Jason Holder and T20 captain Kieran Pollard will join their teammates after the IPL.
New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said the tours would help the sport through the coronavirus pandemic.
'I have not closed that door': Former West Indies skipper Daren Sammy hopeful of return to international cricket
The 36-year-old Sammy last played for West Indies when he led the team to the 2016 T20 World Cup win, beating England in the final at Eden Gardens.
If something is not done soon, you will see smaller countries playing less, says West Indies captain Jason Holder
The series was played in a bio-secure environment increasing organisational costs significantly and Holder said teams like the West Indies are likely to struggle to create a similar environment.
Broad, who is England's second-highest wicket-taker of all time in Tests, was dropped for the first match of the series — won by the West Indies in Southampton — and didn't take it well, expressing his disappointment in a TV interview during the match.
England vs West Indies: Stuart Broad stars with bat and ball as hosts leave Windies gasping for air in decider
Broad smashed a counter-attacking 62 in a return to form with the bat then played a lead role as part of England's destructive pace quartet to leave the West Indies on the ropes after day two of the deciding third Test.
A new trophy in honour of cricket greats Viv Richards and Ian Botham will be awarded to future winners of West Indies-England Test series.
England vs West Indies: Jofra Archer needs to figure if he's in right frame of mind to play third Test, says James Anderson
Archer has been on the receiving end of racist abuse in the past, notably during the second Test defeat by New Zealand last year.
Archer will undergo two COVID-19 tests during a five-day isolation period after his unsanctioned trip to Brighton between the first and second Tests.
England vs West Indies: Michael Holding says ECB's bio-secure protocols should be 'little bit more logical'
Michael Holding has questioned the England and Wales Cricket Board's bio-secure protocol to tackle the COVID-19 threat after star pacer Jofra Archer breached it ahead of the ongoing second Test against the West Indies.
Former captain Michael Vaughan said it would be unfair to criticise Archer, who claimed three second-innings wickets in Southampton, for not bowling consistently in excess of 90 miles per hour.
England vs West Indies: Virat Kohli, Viv Richards and others praise Jason Holder and Co after famous victory
Jeramaine Blackwood's batting performance in the second innings and Shannon Gabriel's brilliant spell with the ball helped West Indies take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.