The Sussex-West Indies tour game at Hove was drawn after just 34 overs of play were possible over three days.
18 overs were bowled on day two and a further 16 on day three after the opening was washed out.
In-form Warwickshire batsman has replaced Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes in the England Lions squad to play the touring West Indians in Northampton.
Ahead of the four-day game which begins on 10th May, Stokes has been ruled out with a back injury.
West Indies vice-captain Kirk Edwards is looking forward to his first experience of international cricket in England as his team prepare for their first-class game against Sussex.
They are likely to come up against England wicket-keeper Matthew Prior and left-arm spinner Monty Panesar in the first of two warm-ups ahead of the opening Test at Lord's on 17th June.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy says that his side are 'undaunted' by the prospect of taking on England in a three-match Test that gets underway on 17th May.
Prior to that they take on Sussex, who include England internationals Matthew Prior and Monty Panesar in their 12-man squad, and the England Lions.
The long-running stand-off between Chris Gayle and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) appears to be closer to resolution after he turned down a deal to represent Somerset in the Friends Life t20.
He has made himself available for selection by the West Indies during the One-Day International and Twenty20 International series they play against England.
New Zealand have named their 15-man squads to tour the West Indies for a series of Twenty20 Internationals, One-Day Internationals and Tests in June, July and August.
Brendon McCullum has been rested from the limited overs leg of the tour, James Franklin is not selected, enabling him to feature for Essex in Twenty20 cricket and Jacob Oram returns from injury.
Stafanie Taylor scored a half-century and then took three wickets as the West Indies Women beat Sri Lanka Women by seven runs in the second Twenty20 International in Barbados.
Taylor's 62 set up the home team's score of 129 for four and she then took three for 23 as Sri Lanka closed on 122 for nine in reply, and a 2-0 series deficit with three matches to play.
West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson is under no illusions ahead of the tour of England and is expecting his team to be in for a challenging time.
Fresh from a 2-0 Test series defeat to Australia on home soil, they take on England in the first of three Tests at Lord's from 16th May.
The West Indies Women beat Sri Lanka Women by 23 runs in the first Twenty20 International in Barbados to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
Batting first, the home side scored 127 for seven before Sri Lanka closed on 104 for eight in reply.
Shanel Daley scored 63 and then took three wickets to drive the West Indies to a 45-run win over Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-Day International in Barbados.
The West Indies posted 168 for seven before Sri Lanka, set 177 to win in 40 overs under the Duckworth/Lewis method, were bowled out for 131 in reply.
Sri Lanka Women held their nerve to defeat the West Indies Women by one wicket and level their three-match One-Day International series in Barbados.
The second game was mostly dominated by the bowlers, although Yashodha Mendis and Shemaine Campbelle both scored half-centuries before Sri Lanka clinched victory with two balls to spare.
Australia ended brave resistance from the West Indies to win the third and final Test in Dominica by 75 runs and claim a 2-0 series win in the process.
Set 370 to win, the West Indies resumed on 173 for five and despite a battling half-century from captain Darren Sammy, were dismissed for 294 in their second innings.
The West Indies have named uncapped quick bowler Shannon Gabriel as the only newcomer in their 15-man Test squad to tour England.
Opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite and Carlton Baugh have been dropped in favour of Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin while spinner Devendra Bishoo has been left out with Shane Shillingford included.
Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor will reprise his role as England Lions captain when they meet the touring West Indies in a four-day game at Northampton.
Taylor led the Lions side against the touring Sri Lanka A team in 2011 and in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates this winter.
West Indian left-hand batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul became the tenth player in the history of Test cricket to reach 10,000 runs, passing the milestone during the fourth day of the third and final Test against Australia in Dominica.
He became the second West Indian after Brian Lara to achieve the feat and took 140 Tests to get there, achieving a lifelong dream in the process.
Shanel Daley, Merissa Aguillera and Stafanie Taylor all scored half-centuries to set the West Indies Women on course for an 88-run over Sri Lanka Women in the first One-Day International.
The home team scored 228 for six before Anisa Mohammed took five for 34 to dismiss Sri Lanka for 140 in reply.
The venues for the eight-match series between the West Indies Women and Sri Lanka from 25th April to 9th May have been revealed.
The three One-Day Internationals and five Twenty20 Internationals will be played at three venues in Barbados and Trinidad.
The West Indies have called up Guyanese left-hand batsman Assad Fudadin ahead of the third Test against Australia, which begins in Dominica on 23rd April.
He comes into the squad in place of leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo while Kirk Edwards also misses out due to injury.
The second Test between the West Indies and Australia ended in a draw as rain prevented the two sides playing to a finish in Trinidad.
The West Indie swere 53 for two having been set 215 to win in 61 overs when play was called off, leaving Australia 1-0 up with one match to play.
Australian fast bowlers James Pattinson and Peter Siddle are returning home from the West Indies having suffered back injuries.
Siddle missed the second Test while Pattinson injured his back during the course of the game and neither player will recover in time for the third and final game, which begins on 23rd April in Dominica.