Cricket: India to kick start their Test Championship campaign in West Indies

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India will tour the West Indies for a series across all the formats with emphasis on the two-match test series which will mark the beginning of the Men In Blue’s Test Championship campaign.

The Blues’ campaign will start off in Florida, USA where they will play two T20s before going back to the Caribbean to compete in the rest of the fixtures. 

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The onus would be on the test series which holds importance due to the Test Championship. Antigua’s Sir Vivian Richards Stadium will host the first test while Jamaica’s Sabina Park will see the second test being played out.

The teams will receive a week’s break after the completion of the limited-overs series. The newly devised Test Championship will be played out from July 15, 2019, to April 30, 2021.

Cricket West Indies’ Chief Executive Officer Johnny Grave expressed his delight over the prospect of the two cricketing rich nations facing off. He stated:

“The West Indies and India have a long and colourful rivalry, and the MyTeam11 Series will bring more thrilling competition across every format of the game,” said Cricket West Indies Chief Executive Officer Johnny Grave. “We’ll be seeing some of the World’s best players go head to head in T20Is, ODIs and then in the new World Test Championship. West Indies fans, young and old, will have the opportunity to see some incredible cricket.”

Here is the list of the fixtures:

August 3 1st T20I Florida
August 4 2nd T20I Florida
August 6 3rd T20I Guyana
August 8 1st ODI Guyana
August 11 2nd ODI Trinidad
August 14 3rd ODI Trinidad
August 22-26 1st Test Antigua
August 30-Sep 3 2nd Test Jamaica

 

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