Lions dates confirmed
England Lions' itinerary for their two-month stay in the Caribbean has been finalised with the West Indies Cricket Board.
The squad, captained by Somerset's James Hildreth, will be participating in the WICB’s regional tournament and will play four-day first-class matches against each of the other seven competing teams - Barbados, Combined Campuses & Colleges, Guyana, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Trinidad & Tobago and Windward Islands.
After arrival towards the end of January they will play two two-day warm-up matches against a combined St Kitts/Nevis XI at Conaree and Molineaux in St Kitts, before embarking on their opening four-day match against Leeward Islands at Warner Park from February 4 to 7.
Their final game will be at Sabina Park against Jamaica from March 24 to 27.
England Lions itinerary
Jan 28-29: Warm-up v St Kitts/Nevis combined, Conaree, St Kitts
Jan 30-31: Warm-up v St Kitts/Nevis combined, Molineaux, St Kitts
Feb 4-7: v Leeward Islands, Warner Park, St Kitts
Feb 11-14: v Barbados, Kensington Oval
Feb 18-21: v Trinidad & Tobago, Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad
Feb 25-28: v Combined Campuses & Colleges, 3 W's Oval, Barbados
March 11-14: v Guyana, National Stadium, Providence
March 18-21: v Windward Islands, Windsor Park, Dominica
March 24-27: v Jamaica, Sabina Park