Edited By Arun Kumar | Agencies | Updated: 18 Jun 2020, 09:02:00 AM IST
England have added three county cricket coaches to the team to help them prepare for the 30-man squad for the three-Test series next month against the England vs West Indies Test Series. Glenn Chappell, Richard Dawson and Matthew Walker have been linked with the team, who are the head coaches of Lancashire, Glossetscher and Kent respectively. The trio will join the team at Southampton's Agias Bowl from Tuesday.
The players and coaches will live, prepare and train in a biologically safe environment at the ground and its associated hotel until the first Test starting on 8 July. Meanwhile, players will undergo regular trials due to the Coronavirus epidemic.
There will be a three-day warm-up match from July 1, after which the team of the first Test will be announced. The second and third Tests will be played at Manchester's Old Trafford, where the West Indies team is preparing. The training group also includes Moin Ali, who has not played Test cricket since the second Ashes Test in August last year. In addition, 8 emerging players are also part of the training group, of which Saqib Mahmood, Lewis Gregory and Matt Parkinson have made international debut in limited-overs cricket.
England said assistant coach Paul Collingwood would take charge of the ODI team. The team hopes to host Ireland for the three-match series. England are also scheduled to play one-day internationals against Pakistan and Australia, but the schedule of the matches has not been confirmed yet.