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Windes encouraged to over climate for England tour
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has challenged his players to overcome the expected cold temperatures and unfamiliar conditions when the three-test tour of England begins later this week. Gibson is encouraged by the recent progress shown by his team despite losing the 3 match series 2-0 to Australia, but acknowledges that the top-ranked English will present a more difficult task.
The West Indies last test series in England was also in may with temperatures that were regularly below 10 degrees celsius. The Caribbean side lost the 2 match series 2 nil, losing at lord's by 10 wickets inside three days and the 2nd by an innings and 83 runs on the fifth day despite an entire day being lost to the weather. The West Indies will have two warm-up matches -- the first starting against Sussex on Saturday before the opening test at Lord's on may 17.