England, New Zealand Women Set For West Indies Tri-Series
West Indies Women will host England Women and New Zealand Women for a Twenty20 International tri-series in October in Barbados.
West Indies will play New Zealand in three One-Day Internationals in Jamaica while England will stay on following the tri-series to also play three ODIs in Trinidad and Tobago.
The West Indies-New Zealand matches will be played on 6th, 8th and 10th October, the tri-series runs from 14th-24th October with each team playing the other twice before the final on 26th October, and West Indies play England on 29th October, 1st and 3rd November.
"This Tri Series is an important component of our continued development programme for Women’s Cricket," West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Cricket Operations Manager Roland Holder said.
"It will allow our Windies Women’s to compete in the two most prominent formats of women’s cricket against quality international sides.
"It is somewhat of a coup that we were able to have such highly ranked sides as New Zealand Women and England Women tour simultaneously and it is a rare opportunity outside of world tournaments for our team which has been rising steadily to test their skills against these two formidable sides.
"This is a very exciting series for us which will conclude our international cricket season in the Caribbean for 2013 and we look forward to creditable and, of course, winning performances from our regional side."
West Indies reached the final of the recent 2013 World Cup in India, their best ever performance, after England and New Zealand finished in third and fourth place respectively.
England and New Zealand have both appeared in two finals of the ICC Women's World Twenty20, England winning in 2009, whereas the West Indies have only managed to reach the semi-finals to date.
West Indies v New Zealand
6th October: 1st One-Day International, Sabina Park, Jamaica
8th October: 2nd One-Day International, Sabina Park, Jamaica
10th October: 3rd One-Day International, Sabina Park, Jamaica
Twenty20 International Tri-Series
14th October: West Indies v New Zealand, Kensington Oval, Barbados
16th October: England v New Zealand, Kensington Oval, Barbados
18th October: West Indies v England, Kensington Oval, Barbados
20th October: West Indies v New Zealand, Kensington Oval, Barbados
22nd October: England v New Zealand, Kensington Oval, Barbados
24th October: West Indies v England, Kensington Oval, Barbados
West Indies v England
29th October: 1st One-Day International, Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad
1st November: 2nd One-Day Intenrational, Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad
3rd November: 3rd One-Day International, Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad
© Cricket World 2013
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