St John’s, Antigua – The bumper season of international cricket in the Caribbean will reach a crescendo when the three biggest teams in Limited Overs cricket clash in the Caribbean in June and July next year in a seven match One Day International Tri Nation Series.
Reigning World T20 champions West Indies will host the two Asian giants – World 50 Over champions India and Sri Lanka – the losing finalists in both the ICC World Twenty20 Championship and Cricket World Cup.
Each team will play the other two teams twice with the matches scheduled for Sabina Park in Jamaica and Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.
The Series will bowl off in Kingston ON June 28th with the Windies tackling India on June 28th. A total of three matches will be played at Sabina with four matches, including the final, to be staged at Queen’s Park. The final will be played on July 11th, by the two teams with the most points after the six preliminary matches.
The Limited Overs portion of the Sri Lankan tour of the West Indies which was originally scheduled for April/May will now be played as part of the Tri Nation Series.
The Sri Lankan tour of the West Indies was rescheduled to allow players from both teams to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
As part of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Future Tours Programme (FTP), Sri Lanka was originally scheduled to tour the Caribbean for two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals in 2013. The two Tests have been deferred and will be played at a later date in the FTP cycle.
In addition to India and Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Pakistan will also tour the Caribbean in 2013, making it the first time four international teams will visit the region in a calendar year (outside of a world tournament).
Full Schedule (All matches – 50 Overs)
June 28: West Indies v India
June 30: India v Sri Lanka
July 2: West Indies v Sri Lanka
Queen’s Park Oval
July 5: West Indies v India
July 7: Sri Lanka v India
July 9: West Indies v Sri Lanka
July 11: Final
Following is the schedule for the Zimbabwe tour of the West Indies which was released on November 27th.
FULL TOUR SCHEDULE
Wed, February 20: Zimbabwe v UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI, Grenada (venue to be confirmed)
Fri, February 22: 1st ODI – Grenada National Stadium, Grenada
Sun, February 24: 2nd ODI – Grenada National Stadium, Grenada
Tue, February 26: 3rd ODI – Grenada National Stadium, Grenada
Sat, March 2: 1st T20I – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
Sun, March 3: 2nd T20I – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
Thu, March 7 to Sat March 9: Three-day warm-up – 3Ws Oval, Barbados
Tue, March 12 to Sat March 16: 1st Test – Kensington Oval, Barbados
Wed, March 20 to Sun, March 24: 2nd Test – Windsor Park, Dominica