Think it was just a suggestion put to the Lions management but if it gets them game time they would be happy to accept. Trouble is that both of the respective unions need the TV money from this too much and I suspect it will have already been budgeted for. Sadly the tests will go ahead even if it is with third string teams with little or no preparation time.
no different to Englands 3rd XI playing Pakistan in the cricket either
did somebody say new normal