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posted on March 24, 2015 13:16
There will be "some enquiries" if England do not beat a "mediocre" West Indies in their upcoming Test series, says incoming England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves.
The three-Test series in the Caribbean begins on 13 April in Antigua.Graves starts his new role on 15 May.
"I'd certainly be disappointed if we don't win the West Indies series, because I am pretty sure the West Indies are going to have a mediocre team," Graves told BBC Radio Leeds.
"A lot of their stars are going to be playing in the Indian Premier League anyway, not in the Tests, so we should win that series.
"If we don't win, I can tell you now there will be some enquiries of why we haven't."
England have not played a Test since beating India 3-1 last summer, while the one-day side had a dismal World Cup, being eliminated at the group stage.
Graves, 67, has already caused a stir before taking up his new role by speaking to discarded batsman Kevin Pietersen after suggesting the 34-year-old could play for England again if he scored heavily in first-class cricket.