England players will honour key workers from the coronavirus pandemic during their Test series against West Indies.
Players will wear training shirts with the names of key workers who have been nominated by their local cricket clubs.
The three-Test #raisethebat series begins on 8 July at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
“We want to take the time to honour the brave key workers who went into bat for their country under the toughest circumstances,” captain Joe Root said.
Those named include doctors, social workers, carers and teachers.
“It’s only fitting we use this series as an opportunity to ‘raise a bat’ in their honour,” Root added.
“We’ll wear their names with pride.”
Emily Blakemore, a nurse who in her spare time plays for Astwood Bank Cricket Club in Redditch, will feature on a shirt.
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