St. Kitts’ Warner Park to host three ODI’s between New Zealand and West Indies
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, APRIL 12TH 2012 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts’ Warner Park Cricket Stadium will host three One-day International’s between West Indies and New Zealand.
The games in St. Kitts will be played on July 11th, 14th and 16th.
Two Twenty 20 and other matches will be played in Florida, Jamaica and Antigua.
Lauderhill in Florida will host New Zealand and West Indies for two Twenty20 matches on June 30 and July 1, in the run-up to New Zealand’s prior Caribbean tour.
This will be only the second time two Test teams face-off in Florida, after the Twenty20s between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in May 2010.
New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive, David White said the games in Lauderhill would boost the sport’s profile in the USA.
“Playing matches in Florida is great for the profile of cricket, as Cricket Holdings America works towards forming a professional Twenty20 league,” he said.
He added: “I think the West Indies Cricket Board should be commended for the hard work that has gone into scheduling the matches.”
After the Twenty20s, New Zealand will play five one-dayers and three Tests in the West Indies, between July 5and August 6.
Jamaica and St. Kitts will host the ODIs, while the Tests are scheduled for Antigua and, again, Jamaica. New Zealand will play one three-day tour game ahead of the Tests.
Schedule: June 30, 1stTwenty20, Florida
July1, 2nd Twenty20, Florida
July5, 1st ODI, Jamaica
July7, 2nd ODI, Jamaica
July11, 3rd ODI, St Kitts
July14, 4th ODI, St Kitts
July16, 5th ODI, St Kitts
July20-22, tour match, Antigua
July25-29, 1st Test, Antigua
August2-6, 2nd Test, Jamaica