What time is the tea break during West Indies vs England? When it is called in cricket and duration

England get their Caribbean Test series against West Indies underway in Antigua.

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England will be aiming to recover from their poor Ashes showing when they come up against West Indies on Tuesday.

Joe Root’s men will be taking part in their first Test series since Australia put them to the sword Down Under earlier in the year, but will have to be at their best against a talented Windies squad.

England have also been subject to a considerable reshuffle since the end of the Ashes, with a new coach and managing director on board to try and alleviate some of their recent Test woes.

But how will they fare in the Caribbean?

With a significant time difference to take into consideration, we’ve gathered all the information you need to know about when viewers in the UK can expect play to break for tea, and when the action will resume...

When is tea called?

Tea takes place after the second session of a day’s play, which should end two hours after the end of lunch.

With lunch set to end at around 4.40pm GMT, tea should begin at 6.40pm.

The umpire will call an early tea break if it begins to rain. Equally, if teams are trying to make up for lost overs from earlier in the day or the session before, the next break can be pushed back.

How long does tea last and when will play resume?

Tea lasts around 20 minutes, meaning that the action will get back underway at around 7pm GMT.

Where are West Indies vs England being played?

The venues for England’s three Tests against West Indies are as follows:

March 8th-12th: First Test match at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua

March 16th-20th: Second Test match at Kensington Oval, Barbados

March 24th-28th- Third Test match at National Cricket Stadium, Grenada

How to watch England v West Indies Test Match

All of the action will be available to watch on BT Sport and on the BT Sport app.

England Cricket and BBC Sport will show short highlights of the day’s play but every ball will be available with BT.

What is England and West Indies record?

Over the years, the two sides have played 160 Test matches, with the West Indies winning 58 and England winning 51.

The most recent Test match was played in July 2020, with England taking the win.

Over the course of that three Test match series, the West Indies won one meeting and England won two.

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