Cricket West Indies have agreed “in principle” to the Test tour of England, in July, although players and staff will have to take a 50% pay cut.

The ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) is expected to announce a revamped summer schedule next week.

The three-Test series between England and the West Indies is set to start on July 8.

The matches are set to be played behind closed doors in a bio-secure environment at the Ageas Bowl – which is the home of Hampshire C.C.C. and Lancashire C.C.C.’s Old Trafford ground.

The series must first be approved by the UK government and, under the current rules, the West Indies squad would have to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

A Cricket West Indies statement said: ‘The board gave approval in principle for the proposed tour of England.

“The decision comes only after Cricket West Indies medical and cricket-related representatives and advisors have been involved in detailed discussions with the ECB and its own medical and public health advisors”.

In the earlier part of May the International Cricket Council revealed plans to ban the use of saliva to shine the cricket ball amid the coronavirus pandemic.