West Indies to battle India in two-Test series in August

By June 12, 2019

The West Indies will begin their bid to become World Test champions when they host India for five weeks starting in August.

The two-Test series will be sponsored by MyTeam11, Skoda and Kamla Pasand and also includes three T20 internationals and three One-Day Internationals.

The first Test has been scheduled for August 22-26 at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua while Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, will stage the second Test from August 30-September 3.

The MyTeam11 Series starts with three T20Is, with the first two matches contested back-to-back on the weekend of August 3 and 4 at the Broward County Stadium in the city of Lauderhill in the American state of Florida.

“We’re excited to bring two more T20Is to Florida, giving the West Indies diaspora in North America the opportunity to watch the team play ‘live’ and in person,” said CWI commercial, marketing and communications director, Dominic Warne.

“This continues our plans of growing our audience and the game’s appeal in North America to increase participation and investment back into the West Indies. The MyTeam11 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 T20 format.”

The last of the three T20Is in the MyTeam11 Series will be played on August 6 at the National Stadium in Guyana, where the series also transitions to the 50 overs-a-side format with the first ODI taking place on August 8, the first time in three decades the two sides will contest an ODI in the South American nation.

 The MyDream11 ODI series concludes with matches – on August 11 and 14 – at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.

The two Tests open the new ICC World Test Championship, which will be played over the next two years and has been introduced to give greater context and competition in the ‘Ultimate Test” of the game, combining strategy, skill and endurance.’

“The West Indies and India have a long and colourful rivalry, and the MyTeam11 Series will bring more thrilling competition across every format of the game,” said Cricket West Indies Chief Executive Officer Jonny Grave.

“We’ll be seeing some of the world’s best players go head to head in T20Is, ODIs and then in the new World Test Championship. West Indies fans, young and old, will have the opportunity to see some incredible cricket.”

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