Dhoni keen on more series in Florida


August 30, 2016
Photo by WICB Media/Randy Brooks Dancers at the second Paytm Twenty20 International between West Indies and India at Central Broward Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida, United States of America on Sunday.


India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes the United States market is a prime destination for the continued expansion of cricket.

Speaking following the rained-out final Twenty20 International against West Indies, the veteran player said the US provided lucrative options for all the stakeholders involved in the sport.

The hastily arranged two-match series at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium here came at the back-end of the four-Test tour between the two teams staged in the Caribbean, and was the first time they had played matches in a bilateral series in the US.

"This is one place where we can come back and play lot of cricket, maybe a triangular or a four-nation ODI or T20 series. It will be better to play T20s to start off. The venue looks good," Dhoni said.

"It will also let us spend more time in the US [unlike this series] when we played back-to-back games. It will easily fit into our schedule as well because we don't play many games this time of year at home."

West Indies won Saturday's contest by a single run after posting the fourth highest total in T20 Internationals when they rattled up 245 for six off their 20 overs.

In Sunday's second game, West Indies were dismissed cheaply for 145 off 19.4 overs and India were 15 without loss after two overs, when rain intervened.

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