The West Indies men’s team is set to play 11 Test matches – all part of the World Test Championship – 20 ODIs and 36 T20Is at home over the next three years. It all begins with Ireland’s arrival in January 2020, and continues with tours by New Zealand and South Africa.
The women’s team, meanwhile, will focus on one-day cricket next year, playing 15 matches at home and away to prepare for the next 50-over World Cup in 2021.
On Friday, Cricket West Indies announced their home fixtures for the next three years, starting from January 2020 to August 2022. That period will feature the return of Windsor Park, the ground in Dominica that was damaged during Hurricane Maria – New Zealand are scheduled to play an ODI and a T20I there in July.
Pending ICC approval, the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad is set to become the region’s newest international venue having hosted several Caribbean Premier League matches including the final earlier this month. Sri Lanka are set to play a T20I there in March 2021.
Arnos Vale in St Vincent also gets a look in having last hosted West Indies in 2014. Australia are penciled in to play back-to-back T20Is in June 2021 while the Trelawney multi-purpose facility in Jamaica is set to welcome Pakistan in July 2021.
The South Africa series next July features five T20Is in the lead up to the World Cup in Australia in October. Two of those matches will take place in Florida.
CWI said a more comprehensive schedule would be released at a later date but that their focus was on taking cricket to as many places as possible. “Not only does this provide a full calendar of international fixtures which allows us to better plan and schedule our cricket, but it allows everyone who supports and loves cricket to know when the next big game or tournament is coming,” said Johnny Grave, the board’s CEO.
West Indies Men’s schedule for 2020
Ireland in West Indies
January 4: 50-over warm-up match – Three Ws Oval, Barbados
January 7: 1st ODI – Kensington Oval, Barbados
January 9: 2nd ODI – Kensington Oval, Barbados
January 12: 3rd ODI – Grenada National Stadium, Grenada
January 15: 1st T20I – Grenada National Stadium, Grenada
January 18: 2nd T20I – Warner Park, St Kitts
January 19: 3rd T20I – Warner Park, St Kitts
West Indies in England (Wisden Trophy)
June 4-8: 1st Test – The Oval, London
June 12-16: 2nd Test – Edgbaston, Birmingham
June 25-29: 3rd Test – Lords, London
New Zealand in West Indies
July 8: 1st ODI – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
July 10: 2nd ODI – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
July 13: 3rd ODI – Windsor Park, Dominica
July 15: 1st T20I – Windsor Park, Dominica
July 18: 2nd T20I – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
July 19: 3rd T20I – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
South Africa in West Indies
July 15-19: Warm-up match – Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad
July 23-27: 1st Test – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
July 31 to August 4: 2nd Test – Daren Sammy Stadium, St Lucia
August 8: 1st T20I – Broward County Stadium, USA
August 9: 2nd T20I – Broward County Stadium, USA
August 12: 3rd T20I – Sabina Park, Jamaica
August 15: 4th T20I – Sabina Park, Jamaica
August 16: 5th T20I – Sabina Park, Jamaica