The West Indies have apparently agreed to play a Test and ODI series against England in place of the collapsed Zimbabwe tour, in place of Sri Lanka, who had been the initial replacements.
As far as the crcinfo article goes it frees up the Sri Lanka players to go and make their fortunes n the IPL and sorts out the issue of that nicely however, aren't some of the West Indies players also intendng to be making their forune in the same IPL. Does this put paid to all hopes that English players will be allowed to take part in the IPL or does this mean that both sides will field rather weakened sides? If that is the case why not offer the matches to the Netherlands for example. They will not require a 100% strong England side
to beat and they could use the extra preparation for the World T20 championships, as well as the money and leverage of the ODI series against a full member of the ICC for sponsorship purposes.