As in 2004, West Indies have arrived in England soon after the sides met in the Caribbean - and they will tour again in 2010.
When original opponents Zimbabwe's tour was cancelled, Sri Lanka were the first replacements - but withdrew as many of their players were contracted to play in the Indian Premier League.
Instead, Chris Gayle's Windies will play two Tests and three one-day internationals.
After the spoils were shared in the Caribbean earlier in the year - West Indies won the Test series 1-0, while England triumphed 3-2 in the ODIs - another closely-fought series is in prospect.
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