Thursday 12 April 2012 

West Indies And New Zealand To Open Series In USA

	West Indies And New Zealand To Open Series In USA
West Indies And New Zealand To Open Series In USA
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The West Indies and New Zealand will play two Twenty20 Internationals in Lauderhill, Florida to open a series of matches that also included five One-Day Internationals and two Tests.

The matches will be played on 30th June and 1st July before the ODIs are hosted by Jamaica and Saint Kitts between 5th and 16th July.

The first Test will begin in Antigua on 25th July and the second match starts on 2nd August in Jamaica.

"Playing matches in Florida is great for the profile of cricket as Cricket Holdings America works towards forming a professional Twenty20 league and I think West Indies Cricket should be commended for the hard work that has gone into scheduling the matches,” New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Chief Executive David White said.

"We’re excited about the potential impact of this series for the development and growth of cricket in the USA.

"I’m thrilled that the BLACKCAPS and the West Indies can help increase exposure and show the locals how exciting Twenty20 cricket is."

Tour Schedule

30th June: 1st Twenty20 International, Lauderhill
1st July: 2nd Twenty20 International, Lauderhill

5th July: 1st ODI, Jamaica
7th July: 2nd ODI, Jamaica
11th July: 3rd ODI, Saint Kitts
14th July: 4th ODI, Saint Kitts
16th July: 5th ODI, Saint Kitts

20th-22nd July: Warm-up game v WI Selection, Antigua
25th-29th July: 1st Test, Antigua
2nd-6th August: 2nd Test, Jamaica

© Cricket World 2012

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