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West Indies tour match arrangements

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WICB has confirmed the appointment of Tour Operators and Ticket Sales Agents for England's 2009 tour to the Caribbean - for full details on the WICB website click here

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.

Warner Park

England will begin their tour of the West Indies with two three-day matches at Warner Park in St Kitts

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