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Sport Root could miss first Test of behind-closed-doors Windies series

11:50  03 june  2020
11:50  03 june  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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Joe Root could miss the first Test of the scheduled behind - closed - doors series between England and West Indies with his second child due to arrive next month. Root 's men were set to face the Windies in a three-Test series beginning on Thursday with matches at The Oval, Edgbaston and

behind - closed - doors Test matches against West Indies, their captain confirmed his participation for the start of the series would be in doubt as he If it is the case that no one is allowed to come and go from the venues, he could legitimately miss the entire series . “The start of July is the due date, so

a baseball player holding a bat: England captain Joe Root © Getty Images England captain Joe Root

Joe Root could miss the first Test of the scheduled behind-closed-doors series between England and West Indies with his second child due to arrive next month.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Tuesday, that subject to government approval, England will contest three matches with the Windies at the Ageas Bowl and Old Trafford.

Root's men were set to face the Windies in a three-Test series beginning on Thursday with matches at The Oval, Edgbaston and Lord's but that was not possible due to the coronavirus pandemic.

(Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) © Getty (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The England captain may be absent for the first Test of the re-arranged series at the Ageas Bowl, starting on July 8, with the ECB exploring ways for him to leave the bio-secure bubble that will see players isolated from the general public.

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Root may miss first Windies Test to be at birth of second child. ‘ I could see Ben doing very good job he drags people with him’. The dates and venues for the series next month were made public on Tuesday - albeit subject to final government clearance - with a series opener at Hampshire’s Ageas

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Root said: "The start of July is the due date, so that complicates things slightly. 

"In terms of the bubble, and the pregnancy, it's being discussed with the medical team. At the minute, it's still open for discussion, how that will finally look, I'm not exactly sure. It will have to come down to government advice."

Root confirmed he would be at the birth even if it required him missing the first Test and said of prospective deputy Ben Stokes: "I think if Ben was captain he would be fantastic.

"One of his great qualities as a leader is he sets the example. He drags people with him and gets the best out of the players around him.

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Joe Root may have to miss the first Test against the West Indies and hand over the reins to Ben Stokes (right) ENGLAND TEST SERIES vs WEST INDIES. First Test - 8-12 July at Ageas Bowl. (all matches behind closed doors ). “One of his great qualities as vice-captain and as a leader is the

England captain Joe Root insists he will be at the birth of his second child - even if that means missing a Test match. Root 's wife Carrie is due in early July, while England will get their summer programme under way with a behind - closed - doors series against West Indies from July 8, subject to UK

"He'll have people wanting to play for him and short-term he'd be a huge success."

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