England face soaring costs to get West Indies series started


  • Private flights alone likely to cost £400,000
  • West Indies need 30 players for seven-week tour

England face a mounting bill to get the Test series against West Indies under way in July, with the need to charter private flights for the tourists and cover the cost of up to 15 additional squad players.

As the recipient of all broadcast revenues the home board for an international series will, in normal times, pay for the away team’s travel and accommodation up to a set number of people – roughly 25 players and support staff – as well as providing tour fees and individual daily expenses allowances.

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Written by Ali Martin
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