Reigning ICC World Twenty20 champions WINDIES will face Bangladesh in two T20 Internationals under the lights at the Central Broward Regional Park (CBRP), Fort Lauderdale, as part of its Tour of the West Indies later this year.
The announcement of the Bangladesh Tour of West Indies which comprises two Tests, three One-day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals between June 24 and August 5 forms part of a packed International Home Season for WINDIES that also includes a tour by Sri Lanka.
“We are delighted to include the matches Fort Lauderdale on the schedule for the Bangladesh Tour,” said CWI Chief Executive Officer, Johnny Grave. The CEO added that “both matches are scheduled for the weekend and will be played under the lights, so it’s a great opportunity for WINDIES fans in North America to see the team play against a very competitive Bangladesh side.”
WINDIES have previously played four T20Is at the CBRP – the last two against India two years ago – and have won three, with the other ending in a no-result, due to weather interruptions.
With up to 10 million Caribbean immigrants and members of the Caribbean diaspora living in the United States alone, Grave said the matches at the CBRP present a wonderful opportunity to further establish the WINDIES brand in North America.
“This is one of the initiatives outlined in our new Strategic Plan for the period 2018 to 2023,” said Grave.
“Our intention is to work with ICC Americas members, USA Cricket & Cricket Canada in partnership to establish cricket as a popular sport from North to South America, create opportunities for West Indian fans to watch the team live, and build support for the WINDIES.”