Rain washed out the entire first day of the four day West Indies intrasquad game at the Emirates Old Trafford today.
Play was called off at 9 o clock Jamaica time this morning after heavy overnight and slight early morning showers left the outfield dam with lots of puddles around the ground.
Because a day has been lost, the game will be srtipped of it’s first class status and it now allows Keon Harding, Shane Dowrich and Jamaica’s Oshane Thomas were initially left out of this game, to now feature at some points if and when play is possible.
This marks the final prep game for the West Indies before they face England in the first test at the Ageas in Southampton starting July 8.
Meanwhile, West Indies coach Phil Simmons is to undergo another COVID 19 test on Wednesday in his bid to rejoin the group after he left the team’s secured environment to attend a funeral last week.
Simmons has already done two tests since Friday and provided he has a similar reading on Wednesday he will be back in charge of matters.
Currently, the former Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies opener is in self isolation while the team is being handled by Ruddy Estwick and Floyd Reifer.
Simmons attended the cremation of his father in law who passed away before the team gathered at the Emirates Old Trafford to prepare for the first test
Arrangements were made before hand for him to attend to funeral provided he follows the protocols agreed to by both Cricket West Indies and the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Simmons is just one of three members of the West Indies tour party to travel outside the secure environment since the team arrived in the UK.
Manager Rawle Lewis accompanied kyle Mayers to the dentist last week.