Cricket West Indies unveil home fixtures for next three years

Cricket West Indies unveil home fixtures for next three years

The WI men's team will play 11 Test matches under the World Test Championship besides 20 ODIs and 36 T20Is at home between January 2020 and August 2022.

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The West Indies had a good beginning to the year when they beat a strong England in Tests at home. They also picked some super performers in their squad for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales in May-July but after thumping Pakistan in the first game, the Caribbeans could win only one more game – against Afghanistan. After the World Cup, the West Indies lost series in all three formats against India at home, starting their campaign in the ICC Test Championship on a poor note.

The Caribbeans now have announced a new three-year fixture of both their men and women teams. While the men will play 11 Test matches under the World Test Championship besides 20 ODIs and 36 T20Is at home between January 2020 and August 2022, the women’s team will take part in a minimum of 15 ODIs, both at home and away, in the run-up to the World Cup scheduled in New Zealand in 2021.

The West Indies men’s team is ranked eighth in Tests at the moment; ninth in the ODIs and 10th in the T20Is. They though are the current world champions in T20Is. In the women’s section, the West Indies are ranked fourth in T20Is and sixth in ODIs.

Ireland to tour West Indies twice – in 2020 and 2022

In 2020, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa will tour the West Indies while Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan will be the visitors in 2021. In 2022, Ireland will tour the Caribbeans again besides England and Bangladesh. In between, the West Indies will tour India for two limited-over series. The women’s team, on the other hand, will host India next month while South Africa will visit the Caribbeans in May 2020.

Backing the unveiling of a full calendar, Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave said, “This is a significant step forward for CWI and cricket fans and stakeholders across the region. Not only does this provide a full calendar of international fixtures which allows us to better plan and schedule our cricket, but it allows everyone who supports and loves cricket to know when the next big game or tournament is coming.”

Ireland in West Indies 2020

January 4: 50-over warm-up match – Three Ws Oval, Barbados

January 7: 1st Colonial Medical Insurance ODI – Kensington Oval, Barbados

January 9: 2nd Colonial Medical Insurance ODI – Kensington Oval

January 12: 3rd Colonial Medical Insurance ODI – Grenada National Stadium, Grenada

January 15: 1st T20I – Grenada National Stadium

January 18: 2nd T20I – Warner Park, St Kitts

January 19: 3rd T20I – Warner Park, St Kitts


West Indies in England 2020 (Wisden Trophy Series)

June 4-8: 1st Test – The Oval

June 12-16: 2nd Test – Edgbaston

June 25-29: 3rd Test – Lords


New Zealand in West Indies 2020

July 8: 1st Colonial Medical Insurance ODI – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua

July 10: 2nd Colonial Medical Insurance ODI – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground

July 13: 3rd Colonial Medical Insurance ODI – Windsor Park, Dominica

July 15: 1st T20I – Windsor Park

July 18: 2nd T20I – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana

July 19: 3rd T20I – Guyana National Stadium


South Africa in West Indies 2020

July 15-19: warm-up match – Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad

July 23-27: 1st Test – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad

July 31 to August 4: 2nd Test – Daren Sammy Stadium, Saint Lucia

August 8: 1st T20I – Broward County Stadium, USA

August 9: 2nd T20I – Broward County Stadium, USA

August 12: 3rd T20I – Sabina Park, Jamaica

August 15: 4th T20I – Sabina Park

August 16: 5th T20I – Sabina Park


ICC T20 World Cup 2020 for WI

October 25: vs New Zealand – Melbourne Cricket Ground

October 28: vs Australia – Perth Stadium

October 30: vs Qualifier B2 – Perth Stadium

November 3: vs Pakistan – Adelaide Oval

November 7: vs Qualifier A1 – Melbourne Cricket Ground

November 11: Semifinal 1 – Sydney Cricket Ground

November 12: Semifinal 2 – Adelaide Oval

November 15: FINAL – Melbourne Cricket Ground