Farbrace to coach England on Windies tour

England’s ODI tour to the West Indies will be conducted under the guidance of assistant coach Paul Farbrace with the ECB keen to give Trevor Bayliss a break.

The tour is a relatively brief one with England set to play three ODIs at the beginning of March 2017 but the ECB will allow Bayliss to spend this time with his family in Australia.

The series comes right off the back of the very long visit to India, with England set to play five Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is in India wrapping up the tour on February 1st.

The ECB understands that it is not only players who can suffer burnout in the modern game with it’s hectic schedules and are keen to manage the workloads of the backroom staff as well as players.

England are set to host their longest ever home season in 2017 starting with two ODIs against Ireland the first of which will be played on May 5 and ending with an ODI against the West Indies on September 29.

In between they will play a Champions Trophy and a series against South Africa and once the series against the West Indies ends will be leaving for the traditionally long Ashes tour.