WI to host England in ODI series
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):
West Indies will host England in a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series early next year, the West Indies Cricket Board announced yesterday.
The tour will run from February 22 to March 9 and will see two ODIs played at the Vivian Richards Stadium here and the final game at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.
WICB chief executive, Michael Muirhead, said the series represented a chance for West Indies to continue their quest to improve their ODI rankings.
"We see this an additional opportunity to strengthen our performances in this format as we aim to move up in the rankings," Muirhead said.
England play warm-up games against the WICB President's XI in St Kitts on February 25 and again two days later, before facing West Indies in the first ODI on March 3 and again on March 5.
The two teams will clash in the final ODI on March 9.