West Indies tour match arrangements
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) today provided further information regarding the non-international matches for England's tour of the West Indies in 2009.
WICB has switched England's warm-up matches at the start of the tour from Barbados to St Kitts where two three-day fixtures will be played at Warner Park Stadium, a practice match against a St Kitts & Nevis Invitation XI followed by a first-class fixture against West Indies A.
The two-day match in Barbados between the second and third Tests will be played against a BCA President’s XI (venue to be confirmed).
The 50-over practice match in Trinidad before the start of the international one-day programme will be played against WIPA President’s Select (venue to be confirmed).
The updated tour schedule is as follows:
England tour of the West Indies 2009
Jan 21: England team arrives, St Kitts
Jan 25-27: Three-day match v St Kitts & Nevis Invitation XI, Warner Park, St Kitts
Jan 29-31: Three-day first-class match v West Indies A, Warner Park, St Kitts
Feb 4-8: First Test, Sabina Park, Jamaica
Feb 13-17: Second Test, Sir Viv Richards Stadium, Antigua
Feb 21-22: Two-day match v BCA President’s XI, Barbados
Feb 26-March 2: Third Test, Kensington Oval, Barbados
March 6-10: Fourth Test, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
March 14: One-day match v WIPA President’s Select, Trinidad
March 15: Twenty20 international, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
March 20: First one-day international, Providence, Guyana
March 22: Second one-day international, Providence, Guyana
March 27: Third one-day international, Kensington Oval, Barbados
March 29: Fourth one-day international, Kensington Oval, Barbados
April 3: Fifth one-day international, Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia - day/night
April 4: England team departs for UK