Bilateral ties revived: India to tour West Indies for a four-test match series

hidden, Mar, 30 2016
Bilateral ties revived: India to tour West Indies for a four-test match series

New Delhi: India will visit the West Indies for a four-match Test series later this summer, which will revive bilateral ties between the two teams after almost a two-year hiatus.

The tour is likely to take place in July-August, although the dates and venues are yet to be announced.

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"The official word is that the tour is on. We are just awaiting confirmation of the venues now. And once we have done that, we will send out a release with the dates, the venues and everything," West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron told 'Cricket Radio' in Nagpur.

Bilateral series between the two teams remained suspended since the West Indies abandoned their tour to India mid-way in October 2014.

The announcement puts an end to the uncertainty that has surrounded the series - listed on the ICC's Future Tours Programme - ever since the BCCI suspended bilateral engagements as a penalty.

The likely dates means the tour would clash with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), which is likely to begin in late June, and finish in the first week of August.

"Yes, it will (clash with the CPL). The unfortunate thing is that the international calendar is packed. And the only window for this tour to come off is during that time. So, there will be a clash, but we are working with CPL to ensure there is no clash of venues so times of the matches won't be hampered."

PTI

Published Date: Mar 30, 2016 | Updated Date: Mar 30, 2016


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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3925 123
2 South Africa 3050 117
3 Australia 3087 100
4 England 3362 99
5 New Zealand 3114 97
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
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