WICB confirms first international for Dominica


ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) confirmed a first ever international match for Dominica last evening when it announced the schedule for the upcoming Digicel Series 2009 tours by India and Bangladesh.

Dominica’s renovated Windsor Park Stadium will become the region’s 12th international venue when it stages a pair of One-Day International (ODI) matches against Bangladesh in July.

The Windsor Park ODIs — the start of that series — between West Indies and Bangladesh will be played on July 26 and 28.

After staging a four-match ODI series against India between June 26 and July 5, West Indies will tackle little-rated Bangladesh in two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 International.

Jamaica and St Lucia will share the ODIs against India, with Sabina Park staging the first two matches on June 26 and 28 before games three and four at the Beausejour Stadium on July 3 and 5 respectively.

Little-rated Bangladesh are scheduled to arrive in the Caribbean on June 30 and play Test matches in St Vincent and Grenada before the ODI series.

Arnos Vale stages the first Test from July 9-13 and the second Test is set for Grenada’s National Stadium from July 17-21.

After the two ODIs in Dominica, Warner Park in St Kitts will stage the third match on July 31 and the T20 International on August 2.

India in the West Indies
June 22: arrive in Jamaica
June 26: 1st Digicel ODI – Sabina Park, Jamaica
June 28: 2nd Digicel ODI – Sabina Park, Jamaica
July 3: 3rd Digicel ODI – Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia
July 5: 4th Digicel ODI – Beausejour, St Lucia

Bangladesh in the West Indies
June 30: arrive in Barbados
July 3-5: Warm-up match in Barbados (venue to be announced)
July 9-13: 1st Digicel Test – Arnos Vale, St Vincent
July 17-21: 2nd Digicel Test – National Stadium, Grenada
July 24: Warm-match in Dominica (venue to be announced)
July 26: 1st Digicel ODI – Windsor Park, Dominica
July 28: 2nd Digicel ODI – Windsor Park, Dominica
July 31: 3rd Digicel ODI – Warner Park, St Kitts
August 2: Digicel T20 International – Warner Park, St Kitts