West Indies gearing up for tour of New Zealand


    The West Indies men’s team will tour New Zealand from November 27th for three T20 internationals and two Test matches.

    CWI says the tour is subject to the final COVID-19 medical protocols being approved by the CWI Medical Advisory Committee and regional Government health and aviation officials.

    CWI President Ricky Skerritt said: “We are pleased to be able to fulfill our obligation to tour New Zealand as we continue to get our ICC Future Tours Programme back on track, in spite of the financial difficulties we face. I want to thank CWI CEO Johnny Grave and Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams, and their operations team, for successfully partnering with NZC to make this tour possible. Earlier this summer, in collaboration with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), we restarted international cricket, globally. Fortunately, that England tour included the successful testing of safety protocols which we expect will be the standard for all international cricket tours. COVID-19 has created a most challenging period for cricketers and fans alike, with all the schedules being adjusted and amended. We see this tour as another timely opportunity to keep our players working and our fans entertained.”

    Proposed Match Schedule:
    November 27: 1st T20I at Eden Park, Auckland
    November 29: 2nd T20I at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
    November 30: 3rd T20I at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
    December 3-7: 1st Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton
    December 11-15: 2nd Test at Basin Reserve, Wellington