The West Indies will tour England next year, kindly helping the latter fulfill their Sky television obligations.
A spokesperson for the West Indies Cricket Board may or may not have said:
“We’re honoured to be the ECB’s third choice after Zimbabwe and then Sri Lanka. Since winning the Stanford Twenty20 thing, our players aren’t even that bothered that they’ll miss a few IPL matches.
“In fact, the scheduling of this tour is magnificent. England’s tour of the West Indies only finishes in April, so maybe we could, like, share planes or something. I don’t know. I’m sure we can sort something out though.”
This ‘we’re not STILL playing them’ style of scheduling, where you play the same team home and away in succession, ihas been widely adopted ever since everyone got more and more into England v New Zealand this year and not at all bored with it towards the end.
Australia and South Africa are doing the same as well. Not for the first time.