West Indies to host India

West Indies to host India

Embattled West Indies will be seeking to boost its qualification fortunes for the 2019 World Cup when the team meets with powerhouse India in a five-match series starting in the Caribbean next month.

The tour will run from June 23 to July 6, with just one Twenty20 International scheduled for July 9, according to the Indian Cricket Board.

West Indies currently ranked ninth in the International Cricket Council’s one-day rankings are in danger of missing out on automatic qualification for the World Cup in England.

The regional side will open the tour against India with two One-Day Internations at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad on June 23 and 25 before heading to the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in Antigua for the third and fourth matches on June 30 and July 2.

The final One-Day Internation will be played at Sabina Park, Jamaica on July 6 and the only Twenty20 three days later.

India, ranked number three in the world, is currently preparing for the Champions Trophy in England which runs from June 1-18.

West Indies will be missing from the tournament for the first time since its inception after they were ranked outside of the top eight teams in the world at the cut-off date for qualification.

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