England to play four Tests, five ODIs and a T20 game in West Indies

December 30th, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Dec 30 (IANS) England begin their tour of the West Indies with two three-day warm-up games at St Kitts before playing the first Test at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, Feb 4-8.The second Test is in Antigua and after a three-day tour game against Barbados Cricket Association President’s XI, the third Test will be played at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, and the fourth at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain.

The only Twenty20 match between England and West Indies will be played at the Queen’s Pak Oval on March 15 and the five One-Day Internationals from March 20 to April 3. The first two matches will be played at Providence Stadium, Guyana, the next two at Bridgetown and the last one at Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia.

Tour fixtures

Jan 25-27: Tour match: St Kitts XI vs England XI.
Jan 29-31: Tour match: West Indies A vs England XI (St Kitts).
Feb 4-8: First Test, Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica.
Feb 13-17: Second Test, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua).
Feb 21-22: Tour match: Barbados Cricket Association President’s XI vs England XI (venue TBC).
Feb 26- March 2: Third Test, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
March 6-10: Fourth Test- West Indies v England (Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
March 14: West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI vs England XI (venue TBC Trinidad).
March 15: Twenty20 International, Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
March 20: First ODI, Providence Stadium, Guyana.
March 22: Second ODI, Providence Stadium, Guyana.
March 27: Third ODI, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
March 29: Fourth ODI, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
April 3: Fifth ODI, Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia.

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