No play was possible on the opening morning of the second West Indies intra-squad match because of rain, which looked set to eat into the afternoon session at Old Trafford as well.
Intermittent showers following heavy overnight rain in the north west left big puddles on the covers and a damp outfield and there was no sign of the clear-up operation beginning in the brief breaks between downpours.
This four-day match represents the last opportunity for selection for the first Test against England, starting on Wednesday July 8 at the Ageas Bowl.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich and fast bowlers Oshane Thomas and Keon Harding have been left out of the 11 v 11 contest.
The West Indies announced earlier on Monday that a Black Lives Matter logo will be displayed on their shirts in the series against England but, for this fixture, it is understood they will line up in the maroon and navy training kit they wore last week.
Stokes will cover regular captain Joe Root, who misses the first Test as he attends the birth of his second child.
Holder has led the West Indies for nearly five years.
Last month, Vikram Solanki took the reins at Surrey to become the only head coach among the 18 first-class counties from a diverse background.
A game-wide anti-discrimination charter and code will be introduced.
Stokes will be skipper for the first Test against the West Indies, and Root took the time to write a short note to his stand-in.
A majority vote was reached at a meeting of first-class counties chairmen on Tuesday.
The Durham man tiptoed around ICC rules on overt political statements but made clear the occasion would not go unmarked by England.
Contests between the two sides have seen a number of record-breaking performances.
The former England spinner insists Test cricket can survive a summer without crowds.
The pair will go head to head this week when the first Test between England and West Indies gets under way in Southampton.