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West Indies is planning to host India in Florida, USA, immediately after the 2019 World Cup.

This is part of a long-term strategy to play a minimum of two Twenty20s in North America every year until 2022.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) CEO Johnny Grave told ESPN cricinfo during the recently Caribbean Premier League (CPL) that there is full board support as part of our strategic plan over the next five years to bring regular games into the Americas.

“We are not only talking about the USA, we’re talking about Canada and other parts to try to grow the sport. The whole ICC strategic plan is around growing the fame and we’re huge advocates of Associate cricket,” Grave said.

Since the USA Cricket Board is yet to be fully ratified, Grave said CWI will seek the ICC’s permission directly to host the matches.

He said the matches are expected to be prime-time affairs, starting as late as 9 pm in Florida to accommodate Indian television market, while also ensuring the comfort of the people coming to the stadium.

The Twenty20s between India and West Indies from two years ago were played at 10.30 am under heat that Grave said was “unbearable.”

India will start their 2019 tour with Twenty20s at Central Broward Park in Laudherhill before traveling to the Caribbean to play One-Day Internationals and Tests.

Posted 12:00 am, October 19, 2018
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