WICB unveils schedules for West Indies “A” Team 2010 – Including a Defeatist Alternative at the end!

Windies celebrate winning Digicel Series. Picture by Brooks LaTouche Photography

Windies celebrate winning Digicel Series. Picture by Brooks LaTouche Photography

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced the schedules for the upcoming series involving the West Indies A Team from April to July. The first series will feature a four-day match and two T20 games in Grenada against the Zimbabwe senior side. The Zimbabweans will be in the region as part of their preparation for the International Cricket Council’s World T20 Tournament to be played in the Caribbean in April and May.

In May, the Windies go to Bangladesh where they will be involved in a limited-overs tri-nation series with the host nation’s A Team and South Africa A. They will also play two four-day matches against Bangladesh A. A week later, the West Indies A start their tour England and Ireland where they will play two four-day fixtures against India A, face the England Lions and India A in a triangular One-Day Series, and visit Ireland for two 50-over matches against the Irish national team.

Dr Ernest Hilaire, Chief Executive Officer of the WICB, said the tours will form part of the overall plan to develop players in the West Indies. He added that the matches will also provide them with exposure to the international stage in different conditions.

Dr Hilaire noted: “We have some very good players across the Caribbean and the A Team series we have put together in the coming months will provide an opportunity for our cricketers to test themselves against good opponents in different conditions.”

TOUR SCHEDULES

West Indies A vs Zimbabwe in Grenada
April 16-19: at Grenada National Stadium
April 22: T20 at Grenada National Stadium
April 24: T20 at Progress Park

West Indies A in Bangladesh
(venues KSOS – Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium and BKSP – Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan)
May 2: arrive in Dhaka
May 4: Bangladesh A vs South Africa A at KSOS
May 5: West Indies A vs South Africa A at KSOS
May 7: West Indies A vs Bangladesh A at KSOS
May 8: Bangladesh A vs South Africa A at KSOS
May 10: West Indies A vs South Africa A at KSOS
May 11: West Indies A vs Bangladesh A at KSOS
May 13: FINAL at KSOS
May 15-18: West Indies A vs Bangladesh A at BKSP
May 21-May 24: West Indies A vs Bangladesh A at BKSP
May 25: depart Dhaka

West Indies A in England and Ireland
June 2: arrive England
June 5-7: vs Glamorgan at SWALEC
June 10-13: vs India A at Grace Road
June 17-20: vs India A at Whitgift School, Croydon
June 23: vs Ireland at Belfast Stormont
June 25: vs Ireland at Belfast Stormont
Tri-nation One-Day Series
June 28: West Indies A vs India A at Northampton
June 29: West Indies vs England Lions at Northampton
July 1: England Lions vs India A at Grace Road, Leicester
July 2: West Indies A vs India A at Grace Road, Leicester
July 4: West Indies A vs England Lions at New Road, Worcester
July 6: England Lions vs India A at New Road, Worcester
July 8: FINAL at New Road, Leicester
(if West Indies A do not make final – vs Lancashire at Old Trafford)
July 9: depart England

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