Inside the Region & WICB News
Date Published: 2019-06-12
Region & WICB News
West Indies to play India in two Tests, three T20Is and three ODIs
St. John’s, Antigua, June 12 - (www.bcacricket.org) – West Indies will begin their bid to become inaugural World Test champions during the India tour of the Caribbean with a two-match series, which starts in late August.
The series will be sponsored by MyTeam11 and co-powered by Skoda and Kamla Pasand.
The Tests are scheduled for August 22 to 26 at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua and August 30 to September 3 at Sabina Park in Jamaica during the five-week tour, which also includes three Twenty20 and three One-day Internationals.
The two Tests open the new ICC World Test Championship, which will be played over the next two years and has been introduced to give greater context and competition in the “Ultimate Test” of the game, combining strategy, skill and endurance.
“The West Indies and India have a long and colourful rivalry, and the MyTeam11 Series will bring more thrilling competition across every format of the game,” said Cricket West Indies chief executive officer Jonny Grave.
“We’ll be seeing some of the World’s best players go head to head in T20Is, ODIs and then in the new World Test Championship. West Indies fans, young and old, will have the opportunity to see some incredible cricket.”
The series starts with three T20Is, with the first two matches being contested on the weekend of August 3 and 4 at the Broward County Stadium in the city of Lauderhill in the American state of Florida.
“We’re excited to bring two more T20Is to Florida, giving the West Indies diaspora in North America the opportunity to watch the team play ‘live’ and in person,” said CWI commercial, marketing and communications director, Dominic Warne.
“This continues our plans of growing our audience and the game’s appeal in North America to increase participation and investment back into the West Indies. The MyTeam11 Series will provide a chance for a growing audience in the United States, who follow the West Indies, to experience the fast-paced action of the T20 format.”
The last T20I will be played on August 6 at the National Stadium in Guyana, where the series also transitions to the 50 overs-a-side format with the first ODI taking place on August 8. It will be the first time in three decades the two sides will contest an ODI in the South American nation.
The other ODI series matches will be played at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on August 11 and 14.
Online sale of tickets for the matches will be available from June 24 via the “Buy Tickets” button on the CWI website, www.windiescricket.com. Local box office sales start approximately two weeks in advance of each leg of the Tour.
Sat, Aug 3: 1st Twenty20 International – Broward County Stadium, United States (10:30 am start)
Sun, Aug 4: 2nd Twenty20 International – Broward County Stadium (10:30 am)
Tue, Aug 6: 3rd Twenty20 International – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana (10:30 am)
Thu, Aug 8: 1st One-day International – Guyana National Stadium (9:30 am)
Sun, Aug 11: 2nd One-day International – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad (9:30 am)
Wed, Aug 14: 3rd One-day International – Queen’s Park Oval (9:30 am)
Sat, Aug 17 to Mon, Aug 19: Tour Match – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua (9:30 am daily)
Thu, Aug 22 to Mon, Aug 26: 1st Test – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (9:30 am daily)
Fri, Aug 30 to Tue, Sep 3: 2nd Test – Sabina Park, Jamaica (9:30 am daily).