Windies to host Tri-Nation Series

Roland Holder – top teams in Caribbean.


Roland HolderWest Indies will host reigning ICC ODI World Champions Australia and current World No. 3 South Africa in a Tri-Nation 10-match ODI tournament from June 6 to 26, 2016.

A release by West Indies Cricket Board says three matches are to be played at Providence Stadium in Guyana and three at Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts, while the final four ODIs including the final will be played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Roland Holder, WICB manager cricket operations, said, “This tournament promises to be very exciting with two of the world’s top teams coming to the Caribbean.”

Australia last toured the West Indies in June, winning a two-match Test series while South Africa last toured the Caribbean in 2010, sweeping two T20Is and five ODIs before defeating their host in a three-match Test series 2-0.

South Africa is the reigning ICC Test World Champion while Australia is ranked No. 2. Australia is also ranked No. 3 in the ICC T20Is while South Africa is No. 5.

West Indies, however, sits at No. 8 in Tests and ODIs in the ICC rankings and has slipped to No. 4 in the T20Is, giving way to Sri Lanka, the current T20I World champions and second-place Pakistan and then Australia.

The West Indies are in Sri Lanka engaged in a Two-Test match series which they have lost. They will play three ODIs and two T20Is before leaving for Australia.