England confirm ODI tour of West Indies in 2017

England confirm ODI tour of West Indies in 2017

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The England team. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

England is all set to tour West Indies in the first part of 2016 to play a limited-overs series against the West Indies. Both the boards have agreed onto the tour and broke out the details today. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have announced the itinerary for the ODI tour to the West Indies next year with a press release on ecb.co.uk.

In the 3-match One-Day International (ODI) series the teams will play two ODIs at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua before the final match of the series is played at Barbados’s Kensington Oval.

ECB Director, England Cricket, Andrew Strauss said: “We are pleased to have agreed the itinerary for this tour which will form an important part of our one-day squad’s preparations for the ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales later in the summer. West Indies is always a popular tour destination for England fans and we trust as many supporters as possible will travel to the Caribbean to show support for the team.”

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Tour schedule:

Wednesday 22 February 2017: Arrival into St Kitts

Saturday 25 February 2017: England v WICB President’s XI, St Kitts

Monday 27 February 2017: England v WICB President’s XI, St Kitts

Tuesday 28 February 2017: Travel to Antigua

Friday 3 March 2017: 1st ODI v West Indies, SVRS                   

Sunday 5 March 2017: 2nd ODI v West indies, SVRS

Monday 6 March 2017: Travel to Barbados

Thursday 9 March 2017: 3rd ODI v West Indies, Kensington Oval