The opening Test will be played at the Vivian Richards Ground in Antigua from Aug. 22-26, while Sabina Park, Jamaica will be stage for the second Test from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3. The five-week tour will also feature three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20s — the first two of which will be played at the Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale.
The tour opens on US soil on Aug. 3 with the Twenty20 series, bringing together two of the most exciting sides in the game’s shortest format, in back-to-back encounters, according to CWI Commercial, Marketing and Communications Director, Dominic Warne.
He said this was an extension of the thrust to build the US market adding “we’re excited to bring two more Twenty20s to Florida, giving the West Indies diaspora in North America the opportunity to watch and the team play ‘live’ and in person.”
Warne said the 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 Twenty20 format.
The final Twenty20 is set for Aug. 6 in Guyana where the opening ODI will be staged on Aug. 8. Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain will host the remaining two One-Day Internationalss on Aug. 11 and 14, before the Test series gets underway.